Sunday, June 10, 2012

{Lemon Tea Cookies with Lemon Glaze}

I used to not be a fan of lemon desserts. I'm not sure what happened but now I love them and crave them. I had a few lemons lying around so I made these cute little tea cookies. They had the perfect amount of lemon flavor and the glaze just topped them off.



1 1/4 c. flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened
1/4 c. powdered sugar
2 Tbsp granulated sugar
Zest of 1 large lemon
Juice of 1/2 lemon, about 2 Tbsp
Glaze:
1/2 c. powdered sugar
Juice of 1/2 lemon (or more, depending on the consistency of the glaze)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside. In bowl of stand mixer, cream the butter and powdered sugar on medium. In a small bowl, rub the sugar and lemon zest together. Add to the butter mixture. Blend until smooth. Add the lemon juice and beat until well combined. Turn mixer to low, and slowly add in the dry ingredients. Turn the mixer up to medium and mix until flour mixture is combined. Chill the dough for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight. Roll the cookie dough into little balls, using a Tablespoon of dough or a little less per cookie. Place the cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are very slightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheets. Transfer to a cooling rack.
To make the glaze: mix powdered sugar and lemon juice together in a bowl. Use enough lemon juice that the glaze is about the consistency of honey. Dip the tops of the cookies into the glaze. Let sit until glaze is hard.


Recipe Source: What Megan's Making

1 comment:

  1. I love these especially cause I love all with lemons!

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