Lemon Tea Cookies

Enlist help from eager kids when it’s time to add the thumbprint to these lemony thumbprint cookies.

Cook time: 8-10 min | Prep time: (X) min | Serves: (X) | Yields: (X)
  • 1 2/3 cups All Purpose or Unbleached Flour
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 to 3 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. margarine or butter
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. 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 tsp. filling into center of each cooled cookie; decorate as desired.

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