Slice 'n' Bake Lemon Gems

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Courtly

"Edged in sweet sprinkles, these melt-in-your mouth cookies are pretty enough for a party" From taste of home. Chilling time not included.

Top Review by Toadflax

These are wonderful. I made them exactly as the recipe stated except I must have cut them a tiny bit thicker and got 24 cookies (which fit my cookie sheet perfectly). The texture of the cookie was superb and the amount of lemon just right.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in lemon peel. Combine flour and cornstarch; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  2. Shape into a 1 3/4 inches diameter roll; roll into non-pareils. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until firm.
  3. Unwrap and cut into 1/4 inch slices. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 for 9-11 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. In a small bowl, combine icing ingredients. Spread over cookies.

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