Lemon Russian Tea Cakes

Stephanie L.


I love lemon desserts,these are a simple cookie I can make quickly. The recipe is based on the pecan Russian tea cakes.I don't like lemon extract,instead of using it,I add 1 t. fresh lemon juice and 1/4 t.lemon rind.These cookies can also be made with orange,which is delicious too!

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1 c butter,softened
1/2 c powdered sugar
**1 t. lemon extract
2 1/2 c flour
1/4 t. salt
powdered sugar for rolling cookies
** or use 1 t.lemon juice & 1/4 t.lemon rind

How to Make Lemon Russian Tea Cakes


  • 1Beat the butter, powdered sugar and lemon extract together in a stand mixer.
    Add the flour and salt to the butter mixture and mix well
    Form 1 inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet, bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes. Be sure to remove them the oven at 7 minutes even if they look like they're not done.
    Roll the Cookies in powdered sugar, I roll them twice.

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About Lemon Russian Tea Cakes

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy