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Lemon Tea Cookies



1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine, softened
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 2/3 cups flour
1 tablespoon powdered sugar


2/3 cup granulated sugar
3 teaspoons lemon peel, grated
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon margarine
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg, beaten


1. In large bowl, Beat butter, 1/3 C powdered sugar, and vanilla with mixer on medium speed until well blended.

2. Stir in flour until dough forms.

3. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes

4. Heat oven to 350°F Shape dough into 1" balls.

5. Place balls 2" apart. Press thumb into center of each ball to make indentation.

6. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.

7. Remove to cooling racks and cool completely, about 30 minutes.

8. In 1 qt saucepan, heat all filling ingredients over low heat about 25 minutes, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened.

9. Cool about 15 minutes.

10. Fill each thumbprint with rounded 1/4 tsp filling. Sprinkle 1 T powdered sugar over cookies.

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