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Tea Tots

These are perfect to serve as an after-lunch cookie or with tea because they are so light.


  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 to 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lime or lemon zest
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour


  1. With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light. Beat in egg yolk (2 yolks will make a slightly richer cookie) and lime or lemon zest. Stir in flour with a spoon or rubber spatula.
  2. Refrigerate dough.
  3. Roll chilled dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls on greased baking sheet. Slightly flatten each ball with your thumb or the bottom of a glass.
  4. Bake in a preheated 375 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges brown.
  5. Let cool on a rack.