Lemon Tea Cookies

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by dicentra

I have been making these for years. They are really light and wonderful with a cup of strong tea.

Top Review by SavedbyGrace

This is a wonderful recipe! I've been making these for years from a BHG cookbook. I was glad to find that someone posted it online since I don't have the book anymore. One thing I remember doing differently is adding a topping to the cookie for more lemon flavor. Just mix a little sugar and lemon juice together (not sure of the ratio) and brush over the cookies while they are still hot.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Stir vinegar into milk. Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Beat in egg and lemon peel.
  3. Sift together dry ingredients and add to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk. Beat after each addition.
  4. Drop from a teaspoon 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 12-14 minutes (don’t let them brown). Remove from sheets and immediately transfer to cooling racks.

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