Lemon drop icebox cookies

Prep 10 min
Total 1 hour 30 min
Makes 55 to 60 Servings

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Ingredients

2 1/2 cups
all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 cup
unsalted butter, at room temperature
1
egg
2 tbsp
1/2 tsp
lemon curd, for filling
icing sugar, for dusting

Instructions

  • STIR flour with baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Add 2 tbsp lemon zest to flour mixture. Set aside.
  • BEAT butter with sugar in a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high, until fluffy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture, just until combined. Gather into a ball.
  • POSITION racks in top and bottom thirds of oven. Preheat to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  • ROLL into 1-in.-round balls and set on baking sheet. Make a deep indent in the centre of each ball. Bake in centre of oven until golden, 11 to 12 min. Let cookies cool on sheet for 1 min. Transfer to a rack to cool completely. Sift icing sugar over cookies. Fill cookies with 1/2 tsp lemon curd.
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Nutrition

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Issue: December 2012

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Photo credit: Roberto Caruso

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