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 tea cookies

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.

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

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High Tea Raspberry Lemon Butter Cookies

Raspberry Lemon Butter Cookies

Raspberry lemon butter cookies are the perfect treat for an afternoon tea or even a get together, like a party, bridal shower, or baby shower.
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Course: Cookies & Bars
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 144kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff


  • 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


  • Cream together the butter, sugar, and vanilla. Beat in the egg. Add lemon juice and lemon zest, mixing well.
  • Sift dry ingredients together; then add to creamed mixture. Mix well.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1Servings | Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 132mg | Sugar: 9g
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