The Culinary Corner: Lemon Tea Cookies Recipe

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The Culinary Corner: Lemon Tea Cookies Recipe | Positively Smitten

By Lyndsey Fought

These cookies will go perfectly with your afternoon tea in the summer. You can prepare the dough up to 3 days before, form into a log, and chill. Then you can bake the day you need them.

Lemon Tea Cookies


  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoon lemon extract (or lemon juice)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Lemon glaze, below


  1. Cream lemon zest, butter, sugar, lemon extract together. Mix in flour and salt. Form into a log, wrap with parchment paper or saran wrap and chill at least 2 hours, up to 3 days.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit, cut log into ¼ inch slices and arrange on cookie sheet.  Bake for approximately 15 minutes, until edges begin to turn golden brown.
  3. Drizzle with glaze after cookies cool. Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies.


Lemon Glaze


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Stir all ingredients together until glaze is smooth and can be drizzled easily.

Photo credit Tomatoes and Friends.

About Lyndsey:

I have too many interests and I get easily distracted, so I haven’t completed a single thing in my life. Yay, hyperboles! I have been to culinary school and I like baking cupcakes. I write the beginnings of too many novels. I am driven by ambition and delayed by perfectionism.

I would like to travel the world, learn from others, write some best sellers, and have a restaurant or bakery someday. I am a Slytherin. I like the tenth Doctor best (followed by ninth). I am too obsessed with Downton Abbey and the whole etiquette of that era. I never forget to be awesome!

1 Comment

  1. These look so lovely and I love the flavour!!

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