Lemon Swirl Ornaments- cookies

Lemon Swirl Ornaments- cookies
Lemon Swirl Ornaments- cookies

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup butter, room temp

  • 4

    oz cream cheese, room temp

  • 3/4

    cup sugar

  • 1

    egg yolk

  • 1/2

    tsp vanilla

  • 1

    lemon, zested and juiced

  • 2

    cups flour

  • 4

    cups powdered sugar sifted

  • 3

    Tbsp meringue powder

  • red food coloring

Directions

Heat oven to 350. In bowl, beat first 3 ingredients 1 minute or until smooth. Add egg yolk, vanilla and 2 tsp lemon zest. Beat 1 min or until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low, add flour, beat 1 min or just until dough forms. Divide dough in half, shape each half into 8" x 1 3/4" log. wrap logs in wax paper, chill for 1 hour. Cut dough logs into 1/4" thick slices, arrange 2" apart on baking dish, bake 8 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Let cool in pans 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to cooling racks, let cool completely. For glaze, beat powdered sugar, meringue, 2 Tbsp lemon juice and 6 Tbsp water 5 minutes or until smooth, adding additional water if glaze is too thick. Blend 1/2 glaze and enough red food coloring to create desired hue. Decorate cookies with red and white glaze. Let sit 4 hours or until set

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