Lemon Tea Cookies. My mom makes these at Christmas time and they are super addicting. Light but sweet and tangy.

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Lemon Tea Cookies. My mom makes these at Christmas time and they are super addicting. Light but sweet and tangy.
Lemon Tea Cookies:
for the cookies:
  • ¾ cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar

for the frosting:
  • ¾ cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • ¼ cup unsalted cold butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

for the cookies:
  • Cream butter, lemon zest and juice until fluffy. In separate bowl, sift dry ingredients and mix into butter on low speed.
  • Divide in half. Shape each half into an 8×1 inch log and roll in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Cut into ¼ inch rounds. Bake at 350 F for 12 minutes. Cool and frost.

for the frosting:
  • On low speed, mix the cold butter with electric mixer (use paddle attachment for a stand mixer) until smooth. Slowly add confectioners’ sugar until blended. Beat in the lemon zest and juice.

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