Lemon Buttercups

55 mins (prep 30, cooking 25)
9 ingredients
24 servings
A friend was recently recalling a cookie his mom made called a buttercup. In the version from his childhood growing up in Alabama, Jiffy pie crust mix was combined with sugar and spices and used to make a filled cookie baked in a muffin tin. With that description in mind I began my search and found several version of this cookie including one attributed to Gale Gand, a supremely wonderful baker. These look richer and more refined but just as tasty. I have not tried this recipe yet but will do so after the holidays. Note cooking time does not include chilling time.

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Serving Size (29.91 g)
Servings 24
Amount per Serving
Calories 73.72 Calories from Fat 6.48
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.72g 26.55%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 48.28%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 2.86mg 22.87%
Sodium 94.96mg 94.96%
Total Carbohydrate 13.94g 111.53%
Dietary Fiber 0.28 g 27.0%
Sugars 5.38 g %
Protein 2.73g 131.1%
Vitamin A 21.38IU% Vitamin C 0.04mg%
Calcium 41.75mg% Iron 0.51mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
cold unsalted butter, pure vanilla extract, freshly grated lemon zest