Lemon Snowballs

Bite-sized buttery rich lemon cookies melt in your mouth. Having just one is almost impossible.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

1/2
cup lemon drop candies
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1
teaspoon lemon extract
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
Additional powdered sugar

  • 1 Heat oven to 400ºF. Crush lemon drops in food processor or blender. In large bowl, beat butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, the lemon peel and lemon extract with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, 1/4 cup of the crushed lemon drops and the salt.
  • 2 Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake cookies 8 to 9 minutes or until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; roll in powdered sugar. Cool 10 minutes; roll in remaining crushed lemon drops. Cool completely on wire rack, about 30 minutes. Reroll in crushed lemon drops if desired.

Expert Tips

Make these cookies even more special by stacking them in a pretty vase on top of lemon drops.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
35),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
4%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
40mg
40%;
Total Carbohydrate
8g
8%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
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; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.