5 Killer Recipes from Josi Kilpack’s Culinary Mysteries

Josie S. Kilpack's Favorite Killer Recipes

High Tea Lemon Cookies

From English Trifle; contributed by Whit Larsen


2 cups butter, at room temperature

2/3 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

½ teaspoon vanilla

1¾ cups all-purpose flour

1½ cups cornstarch

Lemon Glaze

4 tablespoons butter, softened

¾ teaspoon grated lemon zest

¼ to 1/3 cup lemon juice

2½ cups powdered sugar

For cookies: Preheat oven to 350° F. Beat butter until creamy. Add powdered sugar and mix until light and fluffy. Add lemon zest and vanilla. Beat well. Add flour and cornstarch and beat until well combined. Do not refrigerate. Roll dough by hand into 1-inch balls, placing cookies about an inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 15 minutes until bottom edges are light brown. Cool on wire racks before frosting with lemon glaze. Makes about 5 dozen cookies. For glaze: In medium bowl, combine butter, zest, juice, and sugar. Mix well. Place wax paper beneath cookies and drizzle on glaze.

Tip: For best results when juicing fresh lemons, choose a large lemon and roll it on the counter for a minute before juicing. Zest only the yellow part of the lemon peel; the white portion leaves a bitter taste.

Get these and other delicious recipes in Josi Kilpack’s culinary mystery cookbook compilation, Sadie’s Little Black Recipe Book, available at Deseret Book stores and deseretbook.com.

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