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Premier White Lemon Cookies
Level
Easy
Prep
20 minutes
Cook
13 minutes
Servings
64 cookies
  • Bring these elegant lemon shortbread cookies, partially dipped in melted white morsels, to a party as a hostess gift – they look beautiful and taste even better! Substitute the zest and chocolate to create additional tasty variations.
Key Ingredients
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable shortening
Make It
Step 1
Combine flour and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, sugar, lemon peel and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until fluffy. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in 1 cup morsels.
Step 2
Divide dough into 4 even pieces. Gently shape each piece into an 8 x 1-inch diameter log. Wrap logs tightly in wax paper. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firm.
Step 3
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Step 4
Unwrap logs; cut each log with serrated knife into 16 slices, about 1/2-inch thick. If necessary, reshape edges of cookies. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
Step 5
Bake for 13 to 14 minutes or until edges are set. Cool for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
Step 6
Line baking sheet with wax paper.
Step 7
Microwave remaining 1 cup morsels and vegetable shortening in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.
Step 8
Dip top half of cookies into melted morsels. Scrape off excess against side of bowl. Place on baking sheets. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until set.