Lemon Darlings

80 mins (prep 70, cooking 10)
18 ingredients
72 servings
These are the darlings of the cookie plate! They can be adapted to suit any holiday by changing the color of the sprinkles, and they keep well, even when stored haphazardly. Any citrus will wok - I've used standard and meyer lemon and orange, but I think lime and grapefruit would be just as good. The ricotta cheese makes them somewhat more nutritious than other typical holiday cookies. Be sure to cool them completely before frosting them, or the frosting won't harden properly. This recipe is from the January 08 issue of Parenting. Anything in parenthesis are my notes. Prep time includes 1 hour chilling time, and cooking time is per batch.

Categories:  holiday , fruit , hand-formed-cookies , easy , citrus , <-4-hours , cookie-and-brownie , time-to-make , dessert ,
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Serving Size (20.51 g)
Servings 72
Amount per Serving
Calories 64.81 Calories from Fat 16.83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.87g 207.15%
Saturated Fat 1.15g 412.61%
Trans Fat 0.05g %
Cholesterol 5.36mg 128.72%
Sodium 64.22mg 192.67%
Total Carbohydrate 10.7g 256.7%
Dietary Fiber 0.2 g 58.9%
Sugars 5.03 g %
Protein 1.41g 202.82%
Vitamin A 63.98IU% Vitamin C 0.42mg%
Calcium 25.29mg% Iron 0.37mg%
*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:
confectioners' sugar