Lemon Teacakes

Lemon Teacakes

These lemon-flavored cookies are always a special treat.

45 min. prep time
3 dozen cookies
000 Ratings



2/3 cup sugar
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon peel
1 to 2 drops yellow food color, if desired


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 small drop yellow food color, if desired
3 to 4 tablespoons milk


Candied violets or tiny frosting flowers


Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all cookie ingredients except flour, lemon peel and food color in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Stir in flour by hand until well mixed.

Place 3/4 cup dough in small bowl. Stir in lemon peel and 1 to 2 drops food color, if desired, by hand. Shape lemon flavored dough into 36 (1/2-inch) balls.

Divide remaining dough into 36 pieces. Place 1 lemon dough ball in center of each piece of plain dough. Shape into 1-inch balls, making sure lemon dough is covered. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar, 1 drop food color, if desired and enough milk for desired glazing consistency in medium bowl. Dip top of each cookie into glaze. Place on wire cooling rack over waxed paper to let excess glaze drip off. Garnish with candied violets before glaze sets.

Recipe Tip

Candied violets can be found in gourmet or specialty food shops. They should be stored in a cool, dry place in airtight containers.

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 110

Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 85mg

Carbohydrates: 15g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #6905©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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