Lemon High Tea Cookies Recipe

These cute little Lemon High Tea Cookies are buttery, packed with lemon flavor and melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

I’ve seen variations of this recipe called Lemon Meltaways, or Snowballs, so you may have enjoyed a version of this cookie before!

Lemon High Tea Cookies Recipe #Cookies
Lemon High Tea Cookies

I first enjoyed a version of this recipe years ago and they were called High Tea Cookies, so I stuck with that.  Also, the delicate texture of these cookies lends itself so perfectly to be enjoyed with tea, so I think the title is just right.

Buttery, packed with lemon flavor, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

Lemon High Tea Cookies Recipe #Cookies
Lemon High Tea Cookies

Ingredient
For the cookies:


  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup corn starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 Tablespoons (1/2 cup or 1 stick) Challenge unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon zest
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Glaze:


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest

How To Make


  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, corn starch and salt, then set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter until smooth.  Add powdered sugar, and beat until fully incorporated.
  • Add lemon zest, then, while mixing, slowly add lemon juice.
  • While mixing (on low), slowly add flour mixture and blend until all of the flour is fully incorporated.
  • Stop mixing and scrape down the sides of the bowl, then cover and refrigerate dough 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • When the dough has chilled, use a 1 tablespoon sized scoop to scoop out dough, then roll dough into balls and place on a parchment paper lined, or Silpat lined baking sheet.  Press down on the dough balls just a bit to flatten the tops.   Place entire baking sheet (with cookie balls) in the fridge or freezer while the oven heats up.
  • Bake in preheated oven at 350°F. for 11-13 minutes, or just until the edges of the cookies are golden brown.
  • Cool just a bit on the baking sheet, then move cookies to a wire cooling rack.
  • When cookies have been baked and cooled, make glaze.
  • To make glaze, simply whisk together powdered sugar, lemon zest and 2 tablespoons lemon juice.  Add a bit more lemon juice as needed to reach desired consistency.
  • Dip cooled cookies into glaze, then return to wire cooling rack (with a baking sheet below to catch excess glaze) and allow glaze to set up before storing cookies.
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