I Love Tea Cups

I Love Tea Cups

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Lemon Dimples

This weekend I made some small tea cookies. They are called lemon dimples.  They taste like lemon bars, but easier to eat (not so messy ). 

Look at that lemon curd.  Maybe some scones are in the baking future.

Lemon Dimples
1 1/2 sticks(3/4 cup) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, plus extra for dusting
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp grated lemon zest
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 scant cup prepared lemon curd

1. Beat butter and sugars in large bowl with mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in egg, lemon zest and juice, and vanilla.  On low speed, beat in baking powder, then flour, until incorporated.  Cover; chill dough 1 hour.  Place lemon curd into a small ziptop food-storage bag; seal bag.

2. Heat oven to 350 degree F.  You'll need baking sheets lined with nonstick foil, liners or parchment.  Shape scant tablespoonsful of dough into balls; place 2 in. apart on prepared sheets.  With index finger, make a deep indentation in center of each.  Snip a tiny corner of ziptop bag and pipe lemon curd into dough indentationsl to fill completely (about 1 tsp per cookie).

3. Bake 15 minutes or until cookie edges just begin to lightly brown.  Cool completely on baking sheet on wire rack.  Dust cookie edges with confectioners, sugar before serving.

Per cookie 93 cal, 1 g car, 0g fiber, 4 g fat (2 g sat fat), 20 mg chol,  20 mg sod
Makes 40 cookies  active: 15 min Total 1 hr 15 min (includes chilling dough)

Hope you enjoy!!!!


  1. Hi Betty,
    Well I must say your blog gets more sophisticated every time I look at it. I'm very impressed with one. I wish I had have been there to enjoy the cookies with you and Tom. Do you take all the pictures yourself? They are lovely. Very artistic.

  2. Those look delicious! nothing at all sweet in our house tonight, I wasn't missing it till now!


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