Lemon Snowdrops

Lemon Snowdrops

Buttery lemon cookies are sandwiched with a yummy tart homemade lemon filling.

Prep Time

1:10

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Total Time

1:10

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Makes

About 2 dozen sandwich cookies

Cookies
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon lemon extract
2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/4
teaspoon salt
Granulated sugar
Powdered sugar
Filling
1/4
cup granulated sugar
2 1/4
teaspoons cornstarch
1/4
cup water
1
tablespoon butter or margarine
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
4 1/2
teaspoons lemon juice
Yellow food color, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 400°F. In large bowl, beat 1 cup butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the lemon extract with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Stir in flour and salt until dough forms. (If dough is soft, cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours or until firm enough to shape.)
  2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls about 1 inch apart. Press bottom of glass into dough to grease, then dip into granulated sugar; press on shaped dough until 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  4. In 1-quart saucepan, mix 1/4 cup granulated sugar and the cornstarch. Stir in remaining frosting ingredients. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  5. For each sandwich cookie, spread filling between 2 cooled cookies. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Makes About 2 dozen sandwich cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation
To make Orange Snowdrops, use orange extract, orange peel and orange juice for the lemon extract, peel and juice.
Special Touch
A holiday teacup filled with these cookies and wrapped tea bags makes a treasured gift.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Sandwich Cookie)
  • Calories 130
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 85mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 5g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 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 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.