Raspberry Lemon Butter Cookies

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Have you ever been to tea? Maybe you’ve gone to a local tea room, or maybe you’ve had tea with a special little one in your life. These little cookies are the perfect treat for an afternoon tea or even a get together, like a party, bridal shower, or baby shower. Of course, they also make the perfect homemade gift for Mother’s Day. Raspberry Lemon Butter Cookies recipe from MamaBuzz

This recipe makes a light, buttery cookie with a taste of lemon and a soft raspberry center. The lemon and raspberry together make these cookies a delectable treat.Raspberry lemon tea cookies

Below you’ll find a printable recipe for your convenience. Enjoy!

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Recipe for Raspberry Lemon Butter Cookies

Raspberry Lemon Butter Cookies

Raspberry Lemon Butter Cookies


  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • Raspberry Jam


  1. Cream together the butter, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in the egg. Add lemon juice and lemon zest, mixing well.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together; then add to creamed mixture. Mix well.
  3. Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheet, forming a round cookie with each teaspoonful of dough. Press thumb into each cookie center, making sure sides of cookie are rounded up around the thumbprint. Add a dab of raspberry jam to thumbprint of each cookie.
  4. Bake at 350° for about 10-12 minutes, or until bottom edge of cookie begins to turn golden. Cool cookies on wire rack. If desired, sprinkle cookies with just a light sprinkling of powdered sugar.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

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