Thursday, February 11, 2010

Slice'n Bake Lemon Gems

These are the perfect lemony treats! I got this recipe from a Taste of Home magazine in 2008. In these pictures, the cookies are smaller then they are supposed to be. I read the recipe wrong.  I thought it said to roll out the dough to 1 or 3/4 inches instead of 1 and 3/4 inches. That's why they are so little in my pictures. We sometimes call them cookie bites, because they are so small. You can make them any size you want!


3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup colored nonpareils

Lemon Icing:

1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel

In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in lemon peel. Combine flour and cornstarch; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.

Shape into a 1-3/4 Inch diameter roll; ( you can do them any size that fits you best) roll in nonpareils. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.

Unwrap and cut into 1/4 inch slices. Place apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for
9-11 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.

In a small bowl, combine icing ingredients. Spread over cookies. Mmmmm don't those smell good? Now you can treat yourself to some delicious cookie bites. (Makes about 28 cookies, depending on size.)


  1. Oh, those certainly look delectable! I can just taste their lemony goodness. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

    Happy Foodie Friday!


    Sheila :-)

  2. Allie will be 16 on Monday and we blog together-can't wait to shw her this!
    xoxo Pattie

  3. Wow, I'm so impressed that you have your own blog. I look forward to following you to see your progress! These sound so yummy!


  4. WONDERFUL!!! recipe using lemon. My hubby will love these little gems. He's a lemon lover and I try any recipe using lemon just for him.
    I have become a follower of your blog, come by and visit maybe you can do the same. I'm also having a GREAT!!! giveaway, so please enter.


  5. Tati,

    These look very yummmy! I will have to try them out. Wow, I am impressed with your blog.
    Only thirteen and what a great job you've done!!!!

  6. I LOVE all things lemon :)

    Your blog is darling...have fun :)