Lemon Dreams

Lemon Dreams

"A buttery cookie with a luscious lemon filling is simply hard to resist. Every time I serve these elegant cookies, I'm asked for the recipe."
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40 m servings
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Original recipe yields 18 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center of each. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  2. For filling, combine the sugar, cornstarch, lemon peel and salt in a saucepan. Stir in egg, lemon juice and butter until smooth. Cook over medium-high heat until thickened. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Cool. Spoon 1/2 teaspoonful into each cookie. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired.

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On their own, one would be tempted to taste these and wonder how anyone could possible think these were any good. They are a basic, plain shortbread type cookie with not a whole lot of flavor--...

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My son loved them (has a sweet tooth) and my daughter spit them out. They looked just like this photo too. The upside-they were easy, the down, were not very good. I would not make them again...

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On their own, one would be tempted to taste these and wonder how anyone could possible think these were any good. They are a basic, plain shortbread type cookie with not a whole lot of flavor--...

These are wonderful cookies! One suggestion: Make the filling after you have already baked the cookies (not while they are baking). The filling gets VERY sticky and gooey, and it is so much e...

Very good, so refreshing for summer! I made a double batch for an activity I was attending. For half of the cookies I used the lemon recipe exactly as listed. For the other half I used lime j...

The only thing I did different was make a different dough for the base of the cookie. I used the dough recipe from the Raspberry and Almond Shortbread Cookie from this website. The filling I mad...

Delicious. For the cookie, I used 3/4 cup sugar, 2.5 cups flour, 1 cup butter, 1 egg, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract. I strained the filling to make sure that it was smooth with no clumps.

Mmmm, loved eating them with my coffee!!! I did add 2tsp of Lemon juice to the cookie part because both my husband and I like plenty of lemon flavor. next time I will try to make the filling a...

Delicious. I will make again. Very flaky and light.

great little cookies! Very light and crisp! I used the back of a teaspoon meauring spoon to make the indention and it worked like a charm! make sure you dip the teaspoon in flour before you pres...

Wonderful! These cookies are great, they are easy to make, and you use real lemon. I thought you might need to add food coloring to get that nice shade of yellow and you dont, i wouldn't change ...

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