Lemon Dream Tassies

Prize-Winning Recipe 2007! Mmm! Lemon meringue pie flavors comes in an easy mini cookie delight.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
1/2
cup whole almonds, ground
6
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
jar (12 oz) lemon curd
2/3
cup Betty Crocker™ whipped fluffy white frosting
1/2
cup frozen (thawed) whipped topping
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
2
tablespoons sliced almonds

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 36 mini muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir cookie mix, ground almonds, butter and cream cheese until soft dough forms.
  • 3 Shape dough into 36 (1 1/4-inch) balls. Press each ball in bottom and up side of muffin cup.
  • 4 Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan, about 30 minutes.
  • 5 Remove cookie cups from pan. Fill each with about 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon curd.
  • 6 In small bowl, mix frosting and whipped topping until well blended. Pipe or spoon 1 rounded teaspoon frosting mixture on top of each filled cookie cup. Top each with lemon peel and almonds. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

This recipe was one of fifteen winners in the 2007 Mix It Up with Betty! Cookie Mix Recipe Contest. More than $10,000 was awarded!

If you only have one 12-cup mini muffin pan, shape all of the dough into balls. Fill the pan and cover the remaining balls to keep them from drying out. After baking, cool the muffin pan completely before refilling it with dough.

Find lemon curd next to the jams and jellies at the supermarket. You might like to try lime or raspberry curd.

Betty Crocker® whipped cream cheese frosting or whipped cream frosting can be used for the fluffy white.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie Cup
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
65mg
65%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.