Saturday, July 24, 2010

Lemon cloud tea cookies

Lemon cloud tea cookies / Nuvenzinhas de limão siciliano

Let me tell you a secret: sometimes I feel like one of Mr. Ivan Pavlov’s dogs when I hear (or read, for that matter) the word “lemon”. :)

That is why I could not resist this recipe when I saw it on Joy’s blog – and I’m glad I didn’t, because these little cookies are delicious.

Lemon cloud tea cookies

1 ½ cups (210g) all purpose flour
¾ cup cornstarch
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
113g (8 tablespoons/1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup (140g) confectioners’ sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

Preheat oven to 160°C/325°F; line two large baking sheets with baking paper.
Sift the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Set aside.
Combine the butter and confectioners’ sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat on low speed with the paddle until well mixed. Increase the speed to medium and continue beating until light, about 2 minutes.
Beat in the eggs one at a time. Batter may look broken and curdled. Beat in the juice and zest.
Decrease the speed to low and beat in the flour mixture. Remove the bowl from the mixer and give the dough a few good turns with your spatula to bring it all together.
Arrange rounded teaspoons of the dough on prepared pans. Space the balls about 5cm (2in) apart. After all the cookies have been placed on the pan, flour a fork and press a crisscross design into the top of each mound of dough. Bake the cookies until they spread and become golden, about 20 minutes. Slide the parchment paper off the pan to cool completely.

Makes 48 tiny cookies – I halved the recipe above and still got 32 cookies


Satya said...

simply delicious lemon cookies...looks very tempting


Priya Suresh said...

Scrumptious and cute looking cookies..

Jess @ Sugar High said...

Cute little cookies! I wonder how many I could fit in my mouth at once..? :)

Heather said...

These look lovely - I am thinking of making them for a visiting gift to take to friends.

M. said...

you can't go wrong with lemon cookies, they're always sooooo delicious :)

Torviewtoronto said...

Beautiful cookies

Jennifer said...

These look so delightful!

Tarah at Genesis of a Cook said...

Lemon Cloud Tea Cookies... Sounds so heavenly, and look's great ! Gorgeous photos !

Paula said...

so delicate and yummy!

Have a nice time!

WendyinKK said...

They are now baking in the oven.
Will let you know once I get them posted in Dec :)

Patricia Scarpin said...

Satya, thank you!

Priya, thank you for stopping by!

Jess, thank you! I had a laugh with your comment! :)

Heather, thank you! I hope you give these a go!

M., I love anything lemon, too! Thank you!

Torview, thanks.

Jen, thank you!

Tarah, thank you for stopping by!

Paula, thank you, sweetie!

Wendy, I hope they turn out fine! :)

eatme_delicious said...

I can see why you couldn't resist making these!!

WendyinKK said...

I've finally got them posted.
It was very delicious!

thanks for sharing the recipe.
I've made a few more things from your blog, all of them are very delicious too. Will notify you once I post them.
Thanks a lot!

Anonymous said...

These look lovely. I love your blog, and Joy's too. :)

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