Sunday, January 29, 2012

High Tea Lemon Cookies

High Tea Lemon Cookies are the kind of cookies that are delicate and soft and simply melt in your mouth. These lemony little treats are perfect to serve at events like receptions, showers, teas, or parties. The ingredient list may seem a bit different from a typical cookie, but then these really aren't "typical" cookies.





High Tea Lemon cookies recipe courtesy of Linda Stradley and her web site, What's Cooking America, athttp://whatscookingamerica.net.


High Tea Lemon Cookies
2 cups butter, room temperature
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups cornstarch

Bring butter to room temperature by allowing to sit out of refrigerator one hour or longer. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a sheet pan by lining with parchment paper. In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy; add powdered sugar and mix well. Beat in lemon zest and vanilla. Add flour and cornstarch, beating until well combined with the butter mixture. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls. Place on the prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes or until the bottoms begin to turn light brown. Cool on wire racks. Cookies will be very delicate while warm. When cookies have cooled spread tops with Lemon Frosting.

Lemon Frosting
2 1/2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 cups powdered sugar
In a small bowl, combine butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, and powdered sugar. Beat until frosting is smooth. A little more lemon juice can be added if the frosting needs to be thinned. Using a silicone brush, spread the frosting on the tops of the cookies, or if desired the cookie tops can be dipped in the frosting.


Roll the cookie dough into 1-inch balls and place on parchment paper.

Bake the cookies for 15 minutes.

Mix the butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, and powdered sugar until smooth for the frosting.


Brush frosting on the cookie tops. Let these High Tea Lemon Cookies be a hit at  your next event.


21 comments:

  1. I love lemon in desert! These look amazing!

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  2. Anita, These pretty cookies make me want one because I love lemon anything--cakes,cookies,pies etc. I don't think I could ever tire of the flavor. Have a great week! Shannon

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  3. Daughter Morgan loves lemon, Will have to try these. andi

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  4. Oh, such a delicious lemon treat on a day when I have a huge bag of lemons....yum!

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  5. These look amazing, can't wait to try them. Lemon is my son's favorite. Lynn

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  6. These look so sweet and perfect! Love lemon!

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  7. Hi again Anita! Just wanted to thank you for adding these yummy cookies to my party. As usual, I appreciate you dropping by every week. You always have great looking recipes and craft ideas, so I can't wait to see what you have to share next week!

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  8. Anita, these look so fabulous. I adore a nice, thick cookie!! Thanks bunches for linking up to Mop it Up Mondays! So nice of you to drop by.
    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  9. These would be perfect for a tea party, Anita!!

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  10. My mouth is watering. I love lemon and I love cookies...easy too. These gotta be terrific.

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  11. Yum, yum, yum!! I am sooo on a lemon kick, these look great!

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  12. Thank you for the recipe! I saw your linkup at The Shady Porch. I pinned this recipe to my Pinterest. I want to have a tea party in the spring. These would be perfect!

    Stop by my blog at http://justonemomtrying.blogspot for some easy recipes and other stuff.

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  13. Heaven on a plate...I love lemon sweets. These are a must make for me! Patsy

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  14. My lips are puckered just looking at these delicious lemon cookies! Can I order a couple dozen? :)

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  15. Anita,
    In our house, we are all about lemon!! They would be gone in minutes with all that lemon. They look so pretty.

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  16. Anita,
    These sound really perfect to have with tea. Pat

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  17. These look delicious. We try not to use butter, I'm wondering how they'd taste using a vegan substitute :) We have a lemon tree in the back yard :)

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  18. Oh how lovely. I was just thinking about lemon cookies this week too. Thanks for sharing them with Sweets for a Saturday.

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  19. Anita, these are a High Tea Cookies, just perfect for the upcoming Spring Ladies events. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  20. Anita, I just can't stop thinking about these little beauties you created. I featured the High Tea Lemon Cookies this week over at ishouldbemoppingthefloor: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-party-2.html

    You've been a busy gal this week! Would love for you to link up some of your deliciousness at this week's party. The sausage balls, apple chips of course THAT PIE...they all look so fabulous. Would be delighted to see any or all of them show up at the party this week. Hope you're enjoying Superbowl Sunday!

    {HUGS},
    kristi

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