Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Ginger Lemon Tea Cookies Recipe

Tea cookies were literally made for tea: it's in the name! Enjoy this recipe for Ginger Lemon Tea Cookies to go with your favorite cup.

Makes about 15 cookies
  • 8 ounces unsalted butter, soft
  • ¾ cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ginger, grated or minced
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons candied ginger, finely chopped
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar on medium speed until fluffy. Add grated ginger and lemon zest; mix until incorporated. Add the egg yolks and vanilla extract, mixing until combined. In a bowl, sift together flour and salt; add to mixer. Mix on medium to low until dough just comes together Roll into balls slightly larger than a golf ball. Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Press gently with your hand to flatten to about ¼-inch thick. Top with diced candied ginger (gently press to keep ginger from falling off). Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies have just turned lightly golden.

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