Piped Lemon Butter Cookies With Lemon Buttercream Frosting Recipe

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  1. Preheat oven to 350*. Grease several baking sheets or coat with nonstick spray. In a medium bowl, thoroughly stir together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a food processor, process the butter and sugars in on/off pulses, then continuously until well blended and smooth. Add the egg yolks,lemon zest, lemon juice, vanilla and lemon extract and process until evenly incorporated. Add the flour mixture and process just until thoroughly incorporated; do not over process. The dough should be faily soft to facilitate piping; if it seems to stiff, add up to 4 tbls water, pulsing to incorporate. Spoon the dough into a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2 open star tip. Pipe 1 1/2 wide swirls onto a baking sheet, spacing about 2 apart. Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, in the upper third of oven for 7-10 minutes, or until just tinged with brown at the edges. Reverse sheets halfway through baking from front to back to ensure even browning. Transfer the sheet to a wirer ack and let stand until the cookies firm up slightly - 1-2 minutes. Using a spatula, transfer the cookies to wire racks. Let stand until completely cooled.
  3. In a food processor, process the powdered sugar and lemon zest until the zest in evenly incorporated, about 2 minutes. Add the butter, and process until very well blended - and smooth. Add 1 1/2 tsps lemon juice and food coloring, if using, and process till smooth and well blended. If necessary, add a bit more powdered sugar to stiffen the frosting or a bit more lemon juice to thin it so that is of piping consistency. Spoon the frosting into a pastry bag fitted with 1/2 open star tip. Pipe 1-1 1/2 frosting swirls onto the cookies. let stand until the frosting completely sets - at least 1 hour. Store in a single layer or layered with wax paper in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 2 days.Refrigerate for up to 1 week, or freeze for up to 2 months.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1837.76 Kcal (7694 kJ)
Calories from fat 964.03 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 107.11g 165%
Cholesterol 215.01mg 72%
Sodium 1566.8mg 65%
Potassium 3111.47mg 66%
Total Carbs 204.29g 68%
Sugars 115.48g 462%
Dietary Fiber 1.13g 5%
Protein 20.03g 40%
Vitamin C 8.8mg 15%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 19%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 126.2mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 457.5 Kcal (1915 kJ)
Calories from fat 239.99 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.67g 165%
Cholesterol 53.53mg 72%
Sodium 390.05mg 65%
Potassium 774.58mg 66%
Total Carbs 50.86g 68%
Sugars 28.75g 462%
Dietary Fiber 0.28g 5%
Protein 4.99g 40%
Vitamin C 2.2mg 15%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 19%
Iron 0.2mg 5%
Calcium 31.4mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 45.5
  • 51

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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