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Lemon Snowball Cookies Recipe

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    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup cornstarch
    • Zest of 2 lemons
    • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts (e.g., almonds or walnuts)
    • Additional powdered sugar for rolling

    Instructions:

    Preheat the Oven:

    Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    Cream the Butter and Sugar:

    In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.

    Add Flavorings:

    Stir in the vanilla extract, lemon zest, and lemon juice until well combined.

    Combine Dry Ingredients:

    In a separate bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour and cornstarch. Gradually add this mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing until the dough comes together.

    Add Nuts:

    Fold in the finely chopped nuts until evenly distributed throughout the dough.

    Form Dough Balls:

    Scoop out tablespoon-sized portions of dough and roll them into balls. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space between each.

    Bake:

    Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden. Be careful not to overbake; the cookies should remain light in color.

    Cool Slightly:

    Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

    Roll in Powdered Sugar:

    Once the cookies are completely cooled, roll them in additional powdered sugar to coat them generously. This gives the cookies their “snowball” appearance.

    Serve:

    Arrange the lemon snowball cookies on a serving plate and enjoy! These cookies are perfect with a cup of tea or coffee.

    Store:

    Store any leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature. They can also be frozen for longer storage.

    These Lemon Snowball Cookies are sure to be a hit with their zesty lemon flavor and melt-in-your-mouth texture. Enjoy baking and savoring these delightful treats!

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