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Lemon Nut Star Cookies

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Ingredients
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened (Use No Substitutes)
  Confectioners sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Half and half cream 4 Teaspoon
  Grated lemon peel 2 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 3 1⁄4 Cup (52 tbs)
  Ground almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Baking soda 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
For glaze
  Light corn syrup 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Red food coloring 3 Drop
  Blue food coloring 3 Drop
Directions

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Beat in the lemon juice, cream and lemon peel.
Combine the flour, almonds, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8-in thickness.
Cut with a floured star-shaped cookie cutter.
Place 1 in apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove to wire racks to cool.
For glaze, combine confectioners' sugar, corn syrup and lemon juice until smooth.
Divide into three bowls.
Tint one portion red and one portion blue; leave the third portion plain.
Spread over cookies; let stand overnight for glaze to harden.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Holiday, Healthy
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Lemon
Preparation Time: 
120 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
140 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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