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Sparkling Lemon Snowflakes

There will be a flurry of fuss over pretty snowflake cookies that are lightly flavored with lemon.

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  • prep time 50 min
  • total time 1 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 72
 

Ingredients

Cookies

3/4
cup butter, softened
3/4
cup granulated sugar
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
1
egg
2 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt

Glaze

2
cups powdered sugar
2
tablespoons lemon juice
2
tablespoons water
1/4
cup coarse white sparkling sugar

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  • 1 In large bowl, beat butter and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add lemon peel and egg; beat until well blended. On low speed, gradually beat in flour and salt until well blended.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. On floured surface, roll dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut with lightly floured 2 1/2- to 3-inch snowflake-shaped cookie cutter. On ungreased cookie sheets, place 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies just begin to brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, lemon juice and water. Using small metal spatula, spread glaze on tops of cookies; sprinkle with sparkling sugar. When glaze is dry, store in airtight container.
  • 1 In large bowl, beat butter and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add lemon peel and egg; beat until well blended. On low speed, gradually beat in flour and salt until well blended.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. On floured surface, roll dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut with lightly floured 2 1/2- to 3-inch snowflake-shaped cookie cutter. On ungreased cookie sheets, place 2 inches apart.
  • 3 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies just begin to brown. Remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, lemon juice and water. Using small metal spatula, spread glaze on tops of cookies; sprinkle with sparkling sugar. When glaze is dry, store in airtight container.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

If you don’t have a snowflake-shaped cookie cutter, you can use either a star-shaped or scalloped-edge cutter, and cut small triangles and pieces out of the center to form snowflakes.

Look for coarse sugar in the baking aisle of the supermarket or search for it on sweetc.com.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2g
2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
25mg
25%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
0g
0%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.