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  • mom of gabes Lemon Tea Cookies

    mom-_of_Gabe Posted April 24, 2005 03:47 PM
    Lemon Tea Cookies

    3/4 c. butter (NO substitutues), softened
    1/2 c. sugar
    1 egg yolk
    1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    2 c. flour
    1/4 c. finely chopped walnuts

    FILLING:
    3 TBSP. butter, softened
    4 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
    3/4 tsp grated orange peel
    1 1/2 c. confectioners' sugar
    2 drops yellow food coloring, optional

    In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolk and vanilla. Gradually add flour. Shape into 2-14 in. rolls; reshape each roll into a 14in.x1 1/8in.x1 1/8in. block. Wrap each in plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.
    Unwrap and cut into 1/4in. slices. Place 2 inches apart on ungrased baking sheets. Sprinkle 1/2 of the cookies with nuts, gently pressing into dough. Bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes or unitl golden brown around the edges. Remove to wire racks to cool.
    In a small mixing bowl, cream butter, lemon juice and orange peel. Gradually add confectioners' sugar. Tint yellow if desired. Spread about 1 tsp. on bottom of plain cookies; place nut-topped cookies over filling.
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