Lemon Tea Cookies

Lemon Tea Cookies

  • 1 Hour 10 Minutes Prep1 Hour 40 Minutes Total
  • 36 Servings
  • 90 Calories per Serving
Homemade lemon cookies with a tangy filling tug at tastebuds to have just one more.

Ingredient List

Cookies

  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 2/3 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Filling

  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten

Preparation

  1. In large bowl, beat butter, 1/3 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Stir in flour until dough forms. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes for easier handling.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart. Press thumb into center of each ball to make indentation.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  4. In 1-quart saucepan, heat all filling ingredients over low heat about 25 minutes, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened. Cool slightly, about 15 minutes.
  5. Fill each thumbprint with rounded 1/4 measuring teaspoon filling. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon powdered sugar over cookies.

Tips

  • Cookie dough can be covered and refrigerated for up to 24 hours before shaping and baking. If it's too firm, let stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Total Fat 6g 9%, Saturated Fat 3 1/2g 18%, Cholesterol 20mg 7%, Sodium 55mg 2%, Potassium 10mg 0%, Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%, Dietary Fiber 0g 0%, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%, Vitamin D 0%, Vitamin E 0%, Thiamin 4%, Riboflavin 2%, Niacin 0%, Vitamin B6 0%, Folic Acid 2%, Vitamin B12 0%, Pantothenic Acid 0%, Phosphorus 0%, Magnesium 0%, Zinc 0%, Selenium 4%, Copper 0%, Manganese 2%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 90, Calories from Fat 50, Trans Fat 0g, Monounsaturated Fat 1 1/2g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0g, Soluble Fiber 0g, Insoluble Fiber 0g, Sugars 5g, Protein 0g, Beta-Carotene 0%, Omega-3 0g, Carbohydrate Choice 1/2, Starch 1/2, Fruit 0, Other Carbohydrate 0, Skim Milk 0, Low-Fat Milk 0, Milk 0, Vegetable 0, Very Lean Meat 0, Lean Meat 0, Medium-Fat Meat 0, High-Fat Meat 0, Fat 1, Fruits 0c, Vegetables 0c, Grains 0oz-eq, Meat & Beans 0oz-eq, Dairy 0c, Fats & Oils 1tsp