Lemon Drop Tea Cookies

December 14, 2019

Lemon Drop Tea Cookies

We're doing a December Advent Calendar, counting down amazing local products until Christmas. Not only do all of our items make great gifts, AND you have a chance to win the whole set (check out our contest), we're working to pair a recipe with each day!

Lemon Drop Tea Cookies

Karla’s Specialteas is committed to providing only the freshest natural and organic loose leaf teas! Make yourself a soothing cup while you wait for your cookies to bake!


  • 1 heaping teaspoon Karla’s Specialteas Lemon Drop Tea
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract*
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Zest of 1 fresh lemon
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt*
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
    • *Available from Well Seasoned


  1. Place tea in a 1-cup glass measuring cup. Add boiling water; steep 5 minutes. Strain & cool completely.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°. In a small bowl, cream butter, lemon zest and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla and cooled tea. In another bowl, whisk flour and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  3. Shape level tablespoons of dough into balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with bottom of a glass. Bake 6-8 minutes or until light brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Mix confectioners' sugar and remaining cinnamon. Dust cookies with cinnamon mixture.


Prep Time:

20 Minutes

Cook time:

10 Minutes

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