LEMON TEA COOKIES

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1 hr 10 min Prep
1 hr 40 min Total
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36 Servings

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Homemade lemon cookies with a tangy filling tug at tastebuds to have just one more.


Ingredient List
    Cookies
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 2/3 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 tablespoon powdered sugar
    Filling
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • Small check mark in a circle icon2 to 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • Small check mark in a circle icon3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Small check mark in a circle icon1 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.