Lemon Pirouettes

Serves: 12
Total Calories: 71


4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
1 large egg white, beaten until foamy


Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat (or use a nonstick baking sheet). Set aside. Place the butter and lemon juice in a medium bowl and beat with a handheld electric mixer on medium speed for 1 minute or until well combined. Add the powdered sugar, flour, and lemon peel and beat on low speed for 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as necessary. Add the egg white and beat just until incorporated. Spoon 1 rounded tablespoon batter onto each half of the prepared baking sheet. Spread the batter with the back of a spoon into a 5-inch circle. (Don’t worry if the batter looks uneven--it will even out during the baking process.) Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until the edges begin to turn golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool for 1 minute, then lift each with a metal spatula to loosen it and quickly roll up the cookie into a tight cylinder or cigar shape. Place the cookies, seam side down, on a cake rack to cool completely. Repeat the process with the remaining batter. The cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to three to five days or frozen for a couple of weeks.

From SUMMER SMOOTHIES: more than 130 cool and refreshing recipes. Copyright © 2002 Donna Pliner Rodnitzky. All Rights Reserved.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 12
Total Calories: 71
Calories from Fat: 33

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