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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion
~ Lemon Blueberry Cookies ~
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
2 egg yolks, at room temperature
1 t finely grated lemon peel
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1/3 cup dried blueberries or cranberries
Preheat oven to 375F.
Line cookies sheets with parchment paper. Combine butter
and sugar in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed with mixer
until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and lemon peel. Combine flour,
cornstarch, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Gradually
add flour mixture to the butter mixture; beat at low speed just
until crumbly. Stir in blueberries (or cranberries). Place
dough on a sheet of parchment paper on countertop. Divide
dough in half. Knead each half until dough holds together.
Divide each half into 16 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball.
Place cookie balls onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets.
Flatten cookies to 1/4 inch thickness using the bottom of a
glass dipped in sugar. Bake for 12 - 14 minutes or until
cookies are lightly browned around the edges.
Makes 32 cookies
For gift giving package cookies in a 2 quart
acrylic canister with wire hinged lid. Embellish
canister with curly Christmas ribbon around neck
of canister and Christmas graphics. Add gift tag.
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