Sweet, lemon tang and buttery tasting cookies are the perfect tea cookie for any special occasion.
Growing up, whenever there was a wedding or a spring event, my mom would make these wonderful sweet lemon tea cookies. When I make these cookies, they bring back so many great memories.
What are tea cookies you ask? Small sweet biscuits or cookies served with tea. But many in the south like to serve them at showers and weddings.
What I love the most about these cookies is that they just melt in your mouth with sweetness and then end with that lovely lemon tanginess. A perfect spring cookie to serve at your next brunch with the girls.
TIP: I like using a silicone baking sheet in my baking sheet pan. They really do keep your cookies from getting really brown bottoms and stay nice and chewy.
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat in vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
- Add flour, baking powder, soda, and salt in a small bowl and mix. Add to creamed butter and sugar mixture until well combined.
- Roll dough in 1" balls, then roll in powdered sugar. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet or use a silicone baking mat on a baking sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 9 - 11 minutes or till set and crackly. Remove from oven and let sit for a couple of minute, then remove to cooling racks to cool completely.
You may also enjoy:
Flourless Double Chocolate Cookies
DARK CHOCOLATE CAKE
PEANUT BUTTER HONEY COOKIES
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I’m just a country girl loving my geeky life with my wonderful husband, always taking pictures, getting my hands dirty in the garden, being crafty, exploring with travels and enjoying all this on a budget. But above all, living my faith as a child of God!