Lemon Tea Cookies

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Total Time
20 mins
10 mins

from taste of home, these lovely cookies are rich and buttery and have a lovely lemon filling

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  2. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla.
  3. Gradually add flour.
  4. Shape into two 14 inch rolls; reshape each roll into a 14 inch x 1 1/8 inch x 1 1/8 inch block.
  5. Wrap each in plastic wrap.
  6. Refrigerate overnight.
  7. Unwrap and cut into 1/4 inch slices.
  8. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  9. Sprinkle half of the cookies with nuts, gently pressing into dough.
  10. Bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.
  11. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  12. In a small mixing bowl, cream butter, lemon juice and orange peel.
  13. Gradually add confectioners' sugar.
  14. Tint yellow if desired.
  15. Spread about 1 t.
  16. on bottom of the plain cookies; place nut topped cookies over filling.