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Premier White Lemon Cookies recipe

Premier White Lemon Cookies.

Bring these elegant lemon shortbread cookies,partially dipped in melted white morsels, to a party as a hostessgift – they look beautiful and taste even better! Substitutethe zest and chocolate to create additional tasty variations.

Recipe: Premier White LemonCookies

2 cups all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon salt1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened2/3 cup granulated sugar1/4 cup grated lemon peel1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract2 cups (12 ounce package) NESTL ®TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels – divided use1 teaspoon vegetable shortening

  • Combine flour and salt in small bowl.Beat butter, sugar, lemon peel and vanilla extract in large mixerbowl until fluffy. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in 1cup morsels.
  • Divide dough into 4 even pieces. Gentlyshape each piece into an 8 x 1-inch diameter log. Wrap logs tightlyin wax paper. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Unwrap logs; cut each log with serratedknife into 16 slices, about 1/2-inch thick. If necessary, reshapeedges of cookies. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased bakingsheets.
  • Bake for 13 to 14 minutes or until edgesare set. Cool for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Line baking sheet with wax paper.
  • Microwave remaining 1 cup morsels andvegetable shortening in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowlon MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; STIR. Morsels may retainsome of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted.
  • 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.

    Makes 64 cookies.


    • For chocolate chip orange cookies, substitute2 to 3 tablespoons of orange zest for the lemon zest and NESTL ®TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels for the PremierWhite Morsels.
    • Dough logs may be frozen up to 1 monthin advance. Place wrapped logs in plastic freezer storage bags.

    Nutritional Information Not Provided.

    Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestl ® and, used with permission.

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