Fresh Lemon Tea Cookies

So at this point, we are half-way through Winter! I think now is a great time to start re-introducing a few warm weather flavors to our pallets.  The bright and zesty lemon flavor in a frosted cookie will help beat those ‘we-still-have-6-more-weeks-of-winter’ blues.

These cookies are a classic tea party cookie that goes great with your afternoon tea. The heartier

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sprinkled with lemon zest

of us northeasterners will go in the backyard and sit on one of the uncovered tarp-protected patio chairs to enjoy the moment. Have a great mid winter/almost spring fling with these delicious treats!

Fresh Lemon Tea Cookies

  • Servings: 24 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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The perfect cookie for an afternoon tea, the fresh-squeezed tart lemon flavor is reminiscent of summer-time lemonade.

An Exclusive Dairy Free Recipe that is Written and Kitchen Tested by: GourmetMariChef

For best results, only the finest ingredients, no squeeze bottled fake lemonjuice used.

Ingredients

  • 1 c. room temperature dairy-free butter substitute
  • 1 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 ½ c. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 2/3 c. sifted flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt

Lemon Frosting:

  • ¼ c. dairy-free butter substitute
  • the juice from the other ½ of lemon
  • 2 ½ c. confectioners sugar

Directions

oven 350°

  1. Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until creamy.
  2. Slowly add in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and egg.

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    parchment lined cookie sheet
  3. Hand mix the flour, baking powder and salt into the wet ingredients until combined.
  4. Chill the dough for 1 hour, rolling it out ¼ at a time because it is a very delicate cookie dough.
  5. Use cookie cutters to cut out the cookies and pick up the cut out cookie with a spatula.
  6. Place them on air bake® non-stick cookie sheets for the best results. You can also use parchment paper and regular cookie sheets as an alternative.
  7.  Place them in the oven for 10-12 minutes, checking for a bit of browning on the img_6723sides.
  8. Remove from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes.
  9. Use a spatula to gently remove from the pan and let cool on a wire rack before frosting.
  10. You can hand mix the frosting ingredients in a bowl while the cookies cool.

 

 

 

 

 

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