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Lemon Tea Cakes

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These buttery lemon cookies are easy drop cookies, finished with a lemon glaze.

Yield: Makes About 3 Dozen Cookies


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted before measuring
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • .
  • Lemon Glaze
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice


Stir vinegar into milk and set aside.

Cream butter with the granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and lemon zest; beat well. Into another bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, alternating with the soured milk, beating after each addition. Drop the dough by teaspoonful, about 2 inches apart, onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 12 to 14 minutes, or until done.

While cookies are baking, make lemon glaze. Combine 3/4 cup granulated sugar and the 1/4 cup lemon juice; stir until well blended.

Immediately remove the lemon cookies from baking sheet to wire racks; brush tops with lemon glaze while the cookies are still hot. Makes about 3 dozen cookies, depending on size.

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 3 out of 5
lemon tea cakes, Member elserju89

This is the recipe I remember from my childhood, the recipe I have, well, something got lost in translation, something is missing here too! The grated lemon peel

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