Have you ever noticed there’s a camaraderie among lemon lovers? It’s not that way with chocolate lovers or any-other-kind-of-food lovers. Could it be that people assume everybody loves chocolate so there’s no need to band together? I’m not exactly sure what it is but I know that lemon lovers love to share great lemon recipes with other lemon lovers… like they’ve found gold. The lemon has to have just enough of that tartness, too. Too sweet or too bland is certainly not good. The whole perfect sensory kind of experience from being distinctly lemon is what lemon lovers crave. They look for that “brightness” and that “just-enough POP!” and until then, they all just continue to be lemon snobs. I know because I am one. Well, lemon lovers unite… because here is a fantastic recipe that does the trick. These pretty, melt-in-your-mouth cookies are absolutely amazing and the-perfect-amount-of-lemon. I wouldn’t have you waste your time with just another one of “those” if it didn’t. You know what I mean.
Lemon Snowdrop Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon lemon extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
Lemon Butter filling
1 egg, lightly beaten
2/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
Grated zest of 1 lemon
4 1/2 teaspoons butter, softened
Additional confectioners sugar for sprinkling
For the Lemon Cookies
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar; add extract. Sift together flour and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Roll level teaspoonfuls into balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets; flatten slightly. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.
For the Lemon Butter Filling
Combine egg, sugar, lemon juice, zest and butter in the top of a double boiler. Cook over hot water until thick, stirring constantly. Allow to cool.
Assemble the Lemon Snowdrops
Spread filling on the bottom of half of the cookies and top each with the bottom of another cookie. Sprinkle lightly with confectioners sugar.
Yield: 2-1/2 to 3 dozen cookies
(I originally got this recipe as it was submitted by Robin, from the old Food Network message board.)
15 thoughts on “Lemon Snowdrop Cookies”
Me: I love cookies.
Mittsandmeasures: Stephanie, are you just looking at things on my blog and saying that you love them?
Me: I love lemon.
Mittsandmeasures: Do you really love the lemon, or are you just saying it because you saw it?
Me: I love lemon…. I love lemon.
I love lemon.
Haha…. Then you have no choice but to make these! 🙂
I’m with you, Maggie! Fantastic lemon dessert but in new packaging!
I too am a lemon lover. It kind of looks like lemon meringue pie (my favorite) in a cookie. Yay!
These look so delicious and the photos are great. I would like to give it a try. Thanks for sharing! and thanks for stopping by….
Thanks, Liz! They’re really fun and SO good. I hope you do! 🙂
Here, here!! 🙂
I mean hear, hear!!! Hahaha…
Yum, lemon lovers unite!
Love a the acidity of lemon in dessert, my all time favorite!
Yes… me, too! 🙂
Haha…sounds like a good plan. They freeze well, too, so I say…go for it!
Mmmmm, I love lemon. Too bad my husband hates it. I may make them anyway and eat them all myself. They look yummy!
Lucky son-in-law! Enjoy…
My son-in-law is a lemon lover. I will definitely have my daughter make this for him over the summer. Thanks for the great idea.