Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Classic Lemon Tea Cookies

I'm sure most of you that have been sticking around or have been following me for a while now can tell im obsessed with something to go with my tea.. Something like cookies, cakes, pastrys, etc..

So Today I made some good old Classic lemon Tea Cookies. The reason why their named Classic lemon Cookies is because my mom used to make these when we were little kids so the recipe has been in our family forever..
These little sweeties taste great with a cup of hot tea or coffee. You can even eat them as a snack.. I love to have cookies on hand for when I have unexpected, guests or friends that stop by.

 There even great for dunking with a glass of cold milk.. The lemon cookies are soft from the inside and crunchy from the outside, you can even put them under your broiler for a few seconds to get even crunchier, crispier cookies. I topped mines with some coconut before I put them into the oven.. You can  be creative and top them with sprinkles, nuts walnuts, or even make a glaze to go on top.. The Classic lemon cookies can even be stored in a airtight container for weeks in your refrigerator, even freezed, and then tawed for upto 1 month...
Heres the quick Recipe

Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes per batch
Oven 350- 170 cellius
Makes about 40 cookies

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter or margarine ( or you can use cooking oil if you don't have either)
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
3 teaspoons lemon juice
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour

Method:
In a large mixing bowl beat butter and sugar on low speed with a hand mixer or with your regular wisk for about 1 minute.  Now add egg and vanilla mixing well. Then add your milk, and mix again.
 
In a separate mixing bowl add your flour, baking powder, baking soda, and mix well.
Make a well in the middle and add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and mix together to perform a smooth texture dough.
 
Using your spoon, or you can use your hands like I did. Place
 1 inch drops of the cookie dough on your greased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart, and place in your preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes per each batch. Or when you put a toothpick in the center of a cookie and it comes out clean.
You can sprinkle your cookies with coconut, or nuts, at this time... I used coconut
These are the tea cookies when their done. You can place them under your broiler again for another 2-3 minutes to get crispier cookies..
 
My 3 year old son couldent wait for the photo shoot, so he tried  sneaking one until I caught him while taking a picture.. lol
 
Annas couldent get enough of the sweet treats..
 
A close up of the pic so you can see how perfect the cookies are, so crispy from the outside, yet so moist, lemony and soft from the inside...
I hope you all enjoy this recipe.. Please leave your questions, comments or suggetions below, and I will get right back to you ...Naz

4 comments:

  1. so crunchy these look... love that little spiderman biting into the cookie... :)

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    1. Thankyou so much Rafeeda, youre too sweet...

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  2. Thanks you for sharing this recipe. I have wondered why the cookies came out soft on top when I made them at home. Now I know.

    BTW, you have beautiful children!

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  3. omg these look so darn good! I just wanna take a bite outa the computer screen, lol..
    BTW- MashALLAH ur son is super cute!

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Thankyou for taking the time out to comment.. Your questions and comments Truly do mean a lot to me.. I will get back to you as soon as possible.. God bless Naz:)