Lemon Tea Cookies

These buttery morsels have a tangy lemon filling and are just right for a special party tray.

  • prep time 60 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 36

Ingredients

Dough

1 2/3
cups All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
1/3
cup powdered sugar
1
cup margarine or butter, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla

Filling

1
egg, beaten
2/3
cup sugar
2
to 3 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1
teaspoon cornstarch
1/4
teaspoon salt
3
tablespoons lemon juice
1
tablespoon margarine or butter
1
to 2 tablespoons powdered sugar or coconut
  • 1 Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In medium bowl, combine all dough ingredients; blend well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes for easier handling.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. With thumb, make imprint in center of each cookie.
  • 3 Bake at 350°F. for 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.
  • 4 In medium saucepan, combine all filling ingredients except powdered sugar. Cook over low heat until smooth and thickened, stirring constantly. Cool filling slightly. Spoon 1/4 teaspoon filling into center of each cooled cookie; sprinkle with powdered sugar or coconut.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cookie
    Calories
    90
    ,
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    6mg
    6%;
    Sodium
    80mg
    80%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    10g
    10%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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