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

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.


  • 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


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.

    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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