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Lemon Snowballs


These lemon cookies are made with a mixture of butter and shortening, along with chopped pecans and a powdered sugar coating. Great with a glass of milk!

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar


Cream butter, shortening, and sugar until light; beat in lemon zest and egg. Stir in lemon juice and water. Sift together the flour, soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Stir into the first mixture. Stir in chopped pecans. Flour hands and shape dough into small balls. Place balls about 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for about 10 to 15 minutes in a preheated 350° oven. Cookies should be browned on the bottom, but not on top. Immediately remove hot cookies from the baking sheet and roll in confectioners' sugar. Makes about 3 to 4 dozen cookies, depending on size.

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