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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Lemon Tea Cookies for Homemaking Linkup Weekend

I'm so happy you're here visiting as I've got a very yummy recipe for you to try out!  Do you love lemon?  I do!  Lemon cake, lemon tea, lemon chicken...it's one of my favorite flavors.  Today I'm showing off a recipe for Lemon Tea Cookies.  Unlike any other recipe I've found, these ones are definitely full of tart lemon flavor.

Lemon Tea Cookies
2 c. flour
1 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. cornstarch
1 c. butter, softened
1 egg yolk
juice and zest of 1 lemon

Combine flour, powdered sugar, and cornstarch in a bowl and mix with a wire whisk.  (I often use this method when a recipe calls for the ingredients to be sifted).
Mix softened butter in with a spoon or spatula.  I'm usually tempted to use the electric mixer because it goes quicker but, if you want the old-fashioned melt-in-your-mouth feel then you need to stir this one.
Use a microplane grater or hand zester to scrape the zest from the lemon.  You can use a cheese grater or chop with a knife if you're careful not to get the white pith in there too.  (By the way, I'm loving my cute little pink vintage Pyrex ingredient bowls.  I'd love to have a whole set of pink vintage Pyrex, wouldn't you?)
I like to use a lemon juicer but you can squeeze the juice out by hand just as well!  Then stir in the zest, juice and yolk until it's well blended.
Scoop the mixture onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges and not doughy in the middle. 
Homemaking Linkup Weekend is going on right now!  I hope you'll link up and take my button for your blog so your friends can join in too. 
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Here are a few of my favorites from last week's party:

Jennifer from The Crunchy Fry is an excellent resource on cloth diapering.  I am learning so much and she's just about got me convinced!

Alison from Mumtopia shared a humorous and encouraging article on Embracing Your Inner Housewife. 
Rachel of Bubbly Nature Creations has a cute and easy idea for a unique Valentine's Day treat!
Finally, the most important part of this post.  I was made aware of a sweet couple who are wanting to adopt a little girl and have come up with a creative way that we can all help just a little.  Please visit my post on the Hill family and pray about what you can do to take part in their adoption plans.

Hope In Every Season is on Facebook!  If you like what you've read here, please follow me and keep up with the latest posts.




Also linking with:
Vintage Thingie Thursday @ Coloradolady
Pearls and Lace Thursday @ Faith, Grace and Crafts 
Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits at Stone Gable 
Thursday Favorite Things @ Katherine's Corner 
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple 
Thursday Tea Things & Talk 
Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home 
Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm 
Inspiration Spotlight @ Dear Creatives 
Beverly's Pink Saturday 
Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tater Tots and Jello 
Friday Free for All @ Young and Crafty 
Show & Tell Saturday @ Be Different, Act Normal 
Church Supper @ Everyday Moms' Meals 
Sundae Scoop @ I heart nap time 
Sunday Linky Party @ Petite Hermine 
The Creative HomeAcre Hop 
Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy 
Craft-O-Maniac Monday 
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple 
Make the Scene Monday @ Alderberry Hill 
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage 
A Round Tuit @ Creating My Way to Success 
Monday Funday @ C.R.A.F.T. 
Or So She Says... 
Teach Me Tuesday @ Growing Home 
Titus 2sdays @ The Time Warp Wife 
Women Helping Women @ Teaching What Is Good 
Tutorial Tuesday @ Hope Studios 
Courtship Connection 
Whole Hearted Home Wednesday 
Wise Woman LinkUp @ A Wise Woman Builds Her Home
Inspire Me Wednesday @ Mama Buzz
Whatcha Work Up Wednesday 
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants 

36 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for featuring Mumtopia. I just grabbed your button - feels like getting a Girl Scout badge :)

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  2. Thanks for the linky love. :) My husband ran across lemon extract in our spice cabinet the other day and asked what in the world we would ever use lemon extract for. Cookies of course! But this recipe sounds delicious!

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  3. These look and sound wonderful!! Happy VTT

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  4. Thank you for hosting this fun party!

    hugs x
    Crystelle

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  5. The lemon cookies look wonderful and easy to make, I wrote it down and will give it a try!

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  6. Lemon is a favorite of mine as well! I love lemon! I have a similar recipe I use all time. LOVE your photos! Thanks for linking with Thursday Tea Things And Talk!
    Ruth

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  7. Thanks for the feature! Those Lemon cookies look SO good! I love lemon! :)

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  8. The cookies are so dainty and beautiful!

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  9. Sarah, your cookies look great! I like how you photographed them too.

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  10. Sarah,
    I'm back and linked up some posts!! Thanks so much for hosting and the invite to join in again..
    Congrats on the new baby!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  11. homemade stuff is always the best :)

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  12. If only I could eat those...this diabetes sometimes stinks! Those cookies on the other hand look wonderful! I must come up with a recipe for those that uses different ingredients so I can have some! Beautiful!!
    Blessings, Doni

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  13. Sounds like a nice recipe. I love recipes...although I don't always make them, I like to dream about them. LOL

    It's calorie free and creates no dishes!

    I linked a scrumptious cookbook. Thanks for the link up.

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  14. So nice to meet you, thanks for the comment on my blog post and the invitation to your party.

    Mary

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  15. yum, lemon is one of my favorite things!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo P.S. I posted the new giveaway yesterday :-)

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  16. Yum, I just love lemon anything! I'm going to try them, they sound amazing!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  17. Your cookies look precious! Makes me miss Texas as I used to always see such delicate beauty like this there.Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

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  18. Looks delicious!

    Please come and peek at my PINK.
    Your comment is always a joy to read.

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  19. Thanks for hosting and thanks for the nice comments you left on my blog! :-)

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  20. I linked up for the first time! I would love for you to share these cookies or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Also, don't miss the Sweethearts Giveaway starting on Monday with over $2,000 in prizes. Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  21. I am such a sucker for anything lemon. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

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  22. Thanks so much for the invitation to your wonderful hop!

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  23. Yum! These sound so tasty! Thanks so much for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/02/the-creative-homeacre-hop.html

    Hope to see you again next week!

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  24. I found you via Church Supper and I HAD to clink your link because I absolutely love anything lemon flavored. I've pinned this and I'll be making them soon!

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  25. Love lemon! Yum! I also love everything to do with tea! Thanks for sharing and HPS to you! I am new following you! I like your Scripture! : )

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  26. Those look so yummy, Sarah. I like anything lemony...Christine

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  27. Thanks for reminding me Sarah. I'll try to get something to show for the link up.

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  28. Dear Mrs. Sarah Coller,
    Thank you for stopping by to see me and the information on how easy it is to hack in to someone's computer. I would have never dreamed it to be so even though my paypal account was breached twice...once in Arizona and once in Kentucky where they bought almost 500.00 worth of books...yes five hundred.
    I HAD sent the person(computer) who sent it, an email...no return message
    It must just be a fluke that you stopped by ON THE VERY DAY I RECEIVED IT as you follow the person(computer) who sent it...BE CAREFUL!!!
    You only have 7 or 8 blogs listed as ones that you follow on your profile page. I SHOULD NOT SAY..."THE ONE WHO SENT IT" AS you say computers do it...but a person had to create the virus and then send it...so someone ????targeted her computer.
    I was one of your first followers and it's been at least 2 years since you and I communicated.
    I hope also you are well and happy.
    CONGRATULATIONS on the precious new baby. They are just loaned to us by God to raise and train in the Glory of the Lord...I know you are doing that.
    hugs

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  29. Thanks for linking up your lemon tea cookies.They look yummy! I'll try & pop back by later in the week again. Theresa @ DearCreatives.com

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  30. Thanks for hosting. I actually found your blog hop from doing the "Growing Home" blog hop. I am also your newest follower. (Hope you will return the favor). Anyway, I linked up #34, French Toast Casserole. I started my 1st ever link-up and it is live and I would love for you to come share something.
    http://countrifiedhicks.blogspot.com/2013/02/mondays-with-countrified-hicks-blog-hop.html

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  31. I really love lemon cookies. I haven't had any in a long, long time. I think I will have to make some now!

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  32. I love lemon and I know I would love these cookies. A great cookie to make for gift giving. Love your features.
    Thanks for hosting.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  33. Sarah...found you through Deep Roots At Home...and have added your link up party to my blog link up list. I recently made a lemon pie and am looking forward to making your lemon tea cookies. Thank you for the link up and recipe. Blessings.

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  34. Thank you for sharing this recipe with all the directions put down so clearly. Thanks for linking up over at WholeHearted Home this week.

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  35. These cookies look too pretty to eat!

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  36. Beautiful and delicious! And I even think I can make these.

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Mrs. Sarah Coller

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