Lemon Bon Bons
The frosting should be divided and tinted several pastel colors to make these pretty cookies. You can substitute pecans for the pistachios.
INGREDIENTS | YIELDS 36 COOKIES
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
- ¾ cup cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup pistachios, finely chopped
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1 teaspoon unsalted butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Food coloring
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add cornstarch, lemon peel, and flour; blend well. Chill overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
Roll cookie dough in 1" balls. Roll in pistachios; place on baking sheet. Flatten with bottom of a glass. Bake 12–15 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare frosting. Mix frosting ingredients until smooth. Divide into equal parts; tint each a different color.
Frost tops of cooled cookies with frosting.
Paste Food Coloring for More Colorful Cookies
Paste food coloring is a thick food coloring that allows you to create deeper, more intense colors in frostings and glazes. Just dip a toothpick in the desired color and stir into the frosting. Continue this way, adding a little at a time until you reach the color you want.