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1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

2 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup pecans, finely chopped

1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest


1 cup powdered sugar

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 tablespoon light corn syrup

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest

1 to 3 tablespoons milk


Coarse grain white sugar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 325°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine 1 cup butter and sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour, pecans and 1 tablespoon lemon zest; beat at low speed until dough forms.

  3. STEP 3

    Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1-inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 18-20 minutes or until set. Cool on cookie sheets 1 minute; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine all glaze ingredients except milk in bowl. Beat at medium speed, gradually adding enough milk for desired dipping consistency.

  5. STEP 5

    Dip tops of cooled cookies into glaze; shake off excess glaze. Place onto waxed paper; sprinkle tops with coarse grain sugar. Let stand 1 hour or until glaze is set.

  6. STEP 6

    Store in loosely covered container between sheets of waxed paper.

Tip #1

- Serve these elegant cookies in mini paper candy cups for gift giving.

Tip #2

- Use chopped nuts, such as macadamia nuts, walnuts or almonds for a little variety. Make sure nuts are very finely chopped or use mini food processor to grind them.

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