Thursday, March 19, 2009

Lemon Tea Cookies!

So I got my new Farm Chicks Cookbook in the mail this afternoon and there is SO much goodness in there, but these caught my eye, maybe because I was sitting under my lemon tree reading the book.

They are SO SO good....melt in your mouth and topped with a lemony sweet frosting. YUM!

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LEMON TEA COOKIES
Credit: Farm Chicks Cookbook

1 1/2 cups all -purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup confectioner's sugar, sifted
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), softened
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
Lemon Frosting (recipe below)


Make the dough: Whisk together the flour, cornstarch, confectioner's sugar, and salt in a medium-size bowl.

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Cream the butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed; add the lemon juice and zest, beating until combined. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat on low speed until well combined.

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Shape the dough: Divide dough in half. Roll each half into a log approximately 1/2 by 8 inches.

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Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

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Bake the cookies: Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut each log into 1/4-inch slices; arrange on baking sheets, spacing about 1-inch apart. Bake until cookies are firm - 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer the cookies from the baking sheets to a wire rack to cool. Spread Lemon Frosting over each cookie.



LEMON FROSTING

Beat 1 cup sifted confectioner's sugar, 1/4 cup softened unsalted butter, and 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice in a medium-size bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Use immediately. Makes about 1/2 cup.

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14 comments:

  1. yummy! i will definitely be trying these cookies!

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  2. Those look scrumptious! Definitely a recipe I will have to try!

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  3. This is random, but that is the cutest milk carton I've ever seen!

    The cookies look amazing! Isn't lemon amazing in the spring?

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  4. Saw you featured on Sandy Toes blog....I love your recipes!!!

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  5. Found you through Sandy Toes...I'm hungry now after looking through your website!

    Can't wait to try some of your recipes.

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  6. I found you because of Shell In Your Pocket...and my mouth is watering!!! Thai, curry-oh yum! and I can make it in a crock pot?? Jackpot!!!!
    Can't wait to make these dishes...and that is saying a lot-I do not cook, my husband does most of the time...

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  7. Sandra, as usual it's been too long since my last visit. I am having a hard time finding the time to blog hop these days, but I am glad I finally made it here! Everything looks so delicious as always. I love that tuna casserole. It's sounds quite different than the ones I have made. I may give it a try. Would love to have you visit my page. I'm having a giveaway and would love to have you in on it! XXOO

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  8. Your blog is going to change my dinner hour for the better.. oh my i have been in a food rut and now i'm breaking out and so inspired my your recipes! my family will thank you!!!
    so excited!!!!
    LuLu

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  9. Mmmm, those look good.
    Do you really have a lemon tree?

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  10. Sounds delish! I love the lemon flavor.

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  11. I am making these tomorrow...they look delicious!

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  12. I made your herb chicken in the crockpot..EXCELLENT!!!!!
    sandy toe

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  13. these were the best cookies ever!!! I made them for a bake sale for the American Cancer Society and they were a hit!!!!

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