Tiny Lemon Gem Tarts

Tiny Lemon Gem Tarts

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

Prep Time

1:30

Hr:Mins

Total Time

2:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

2

dozen

1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
3
tablespoons granulated sugar
1
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1
tablespoon Gold Medal® 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.
Makes 2 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Kitchen Tips
A microplane makes quick work of grating the lemon peel. Look for this handy gadget at cookware stores.
To freeze, arrange in a single layer on cookie sheets and freeze until firm. Then pop them into an airtight container and store in the freezer. To thaw, let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 90
    • (Calories from Fat 40),
  • Total Fat 4 1/2g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 50mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 11g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 6g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.