Lemon Teacakes

Lemon Teacakes
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These lemon-flavored cookies are always a special treat.
45 min
Prep Time
1:25
Total Time
36 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

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

Glaze

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

Garnish

Candied violets or tiny frosting flowers

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.
  5. 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 Tips

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

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Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
110
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
15g
Protein
1g
Fat
5g
Sodium
85mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

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