Delicate Lemon Tea Cake Cookies
Delicious, wonderful, yummy, tasty. These little gems are just great. They have a wonderful lemony taste with a tender cake like consistency.
1 cup softened butter
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar (I use 1 cup for a less sweet cookie,
because you sprinkle the tops with sugar)
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 teaspoon lemon zest
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons buttermilk
Additional sugar for sprinkling tops
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat butter in mixing bowl on medium speed for 1 minute till light, add sugar and lemon extract, beating till light and fluffy. Add eggs and lemon zest and beat well.
Stir together flour, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl. Add to beaten mixture alternating with buttermilk.
Drop by rounded teaspoons onto a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar and bake for approximately 10 to 12 minutes or till lightly browned on edges.
Yield: 45 cookies