It’s Thyme for Lemon Cookies!

It’s Thyme for Lemon Cookies!
It’s citrus season! If you are lucky enough to have a lemon tree, or have a nice neighbor who does, here’s a beautiful delectable lemon thyme herb cookie recipe that everyone will love. 

Lemon Thyme Tea Cookie Recipe

You will need:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme leaves. I run my finger down the long stems and try to ‘de-leaf’ first, then I finely chop the leaves. 
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (from 2 lemons or one super huge lemon).  Make sure to only zest the yellow part of the lemon & not the white, as the white is bitter!
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • large egg yolk

How to Prepare:

1. In a medium bowl mix flour, baking powder and salt.

2. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar, thyme, vanilla and lemon zest with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 3 minutes.

Scrape down sides of bowl, then add yolk and beat until smooth. Stir in flour mixture until just incorporated. Mixture may be crumbly.

3. Turn dough out onto a piece of waxed paper and shape it into a log about 8 inches long and 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Wrap in plastic or wax paper and refrigerate for 2 to 24 hours.

4. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

5. Slice dough into 1/3 ” thick rounds and place at least 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake until pale golden around edges but still soft on top, 13 to 15 minutes.

Let stand on baking sheets on wire racks for 5 minutes, then remove them with a metal spatula to wire racks to cool completely.

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