Tiny Lemon Gem Tarts

As a spin on lemon bars, prepare tiny tarts bursting with refreshing citrus flavor.

  • prep time 1 hr 30 min
  • total time 2 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 24

Ingredients

1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
3
tablespoons granulated sugar
1
cup all-purpose flour
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1
tablespoon all-purpose flour
3
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
1/4
teaspoons baking powder
1/8
teaspoon salt
2
eggs
2
tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray. In medium bowl, beat butter and 3 tablespoons granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well mixed. Beat in 1 cup flour until dough forms.
  • 2 Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Press 1 ball in bottom and up side of each muffin cup for crust. Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until edges begin to turn golden brown.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in same bowl, beat remaining ingredients except powdered sugar on medium speed until well mixed.
  • 4 Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon mixture evenly into each baked crust. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until filling is light golden. Cool in pan 15 minutes. Remove from muffin cups to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 5 Sift powdered sugar over tops of cookies. Store covered in refrigerator. If desired, sift additional powdered sugar over cookies just before serving.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    90
    (
    Calories from Fat
    40),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    4 1/2g
    4 1/2%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    30mg
    30%;
    Sodium
    50mg
    50%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    11g
    11%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 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 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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