Lemon Cloud Tea Cookies

If cookies that quite literally melt in your mouth as you eat them are your thing, then these are the cookies for you. Especially if you like the bright, fresh, citrusy flavour of lemon. Then these are the cookies of your dreams.

If a cookie could be a cloud, these cookies would be first in line. They’re light and fluffy and whoever thought they should be called cloud cookies was right on. Little lemon clouds I tell ya.

So these are called lemon cloud tea cookies, which means not only are they cloud like, they’re the absolute damn perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea. Which I drink at least 3 times a day so if I needed an excuse to eat these cookies 3 times a day, I’ve got one! If you don’t drink tea, get started.

This cup has quickly become my favourite. Not only does it hold the perfect large amount but I love the message on it. It’s been especially meaningful over the last few days. Portland had a horrific attack happen on Friday. Two incredibly brave men lost their lives and another was hospitalized with his injuries. As I was driving home from work on Friday not one, not two, not three, but EIGHT different police cars zoomed past me. At the time, I had no idea where they were going and why. I found out later what had happened and it just broke my heart. Two innocent girls targeted on the MAX, three brave men standing up for them and standing up against hate.

Incidents like this are happening far too often and I like to look at this mug as a reminder that love is powerful, love is important, and we need to spread as much love as we can. Start off with something simple, like baking cookies for a neighbour or even a stranger. Give a smile to people you walk past on the street (just make sure it isn’t a creepy smile, that would be weird).

Go. Drink your tea, eat your lemon cloud tea cookies and spread joy. The world needs it.

Lemon Cloud Tea Cookies

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Category: Cookies

Yield: 45-48 small cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups cornstarch
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Put softened butter and powder sugar in a mixer fixed with the paddle attachment. Beat on low speed until well mixed then turn up to medium and continue beating until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. The batter might look broken and curdled - that's okay. Beat in the extracts and zest.
  5. Decrease speed to low and beat in the flour mixture. Detach bowl from mixer and stir a couple of times with a spatula to make sure everything is combined.
  6. Arrange rounded teaspoons of the dough on prepared baking pans, about 2 inches apart. When they have all been placed on the trays, make a crisscross pattern on top of each mound of dough with a floured fork.
  7. Bake cookies for 20 minutes. Let cool a couple of minutes on the baking tray, then place on wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Enjoy with a cup of tea 🙂

Recipe from Joy the Baker

http://www.bryonycooks.com/lemon-cloud-tea-cookies/

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