Looking at these dainty little lemon drop cookies makes me envision them being served at tea time. Of course, I don’t actually have a tea time and mostly just drink iced tea rather than hot tea, but work with me here.
If you enjoy a lemon cookie which dissolves into your mouth, has a light texture and smaller size (so you can eat more!) then these are for you! They also work great for dunking into your coffee or tea.
Aren’t they pretty?
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar, divided
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Grated peel of 1 lemon (about 1 1/2 teaspoons)
Stir together flour and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter and 3/4 cup powdered sugar with mixer at medium speed until flufy. Beat in lemon juice and lemon peel until blended.
Add the flour and salt mixture in 1/2 cup intervals but beating just until blended.
Bake for 20-25 minutes in a 300 degree oven or until cookies are lightly browned on the bottom. Cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.