Mother's Day Tea Cookies Recipe

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Mother's Day Tea Cookies
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  1. *Tip: make your own instant rose water jam by stirring a small amount (about 1-2 teaspoons, to taste) rose water into your favorite homemade or store bought jam.
  2. Preheat oven to 365 degrees.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, food processor or KitchenAid stand up mixer, combine the butter, sugar, salt, extract, lemon zest and eggs.
  4. Stir in the flour until incorporated.
  5. Gather cookie dough into a ball, wrap in plastic and chill for 1 hour.
  6. Remove from refrigerator and roll out dough on a floured surface to 1/4 thickness.
  7. Cut into 2 rounds and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. (I used the cap to one of the plastic spice bottles in the pantry. It measures 2 1/8 ).
  8. Spoon 1/4 teaspoon (no more than that) fruit jam in center of each dough round, pinch sides of cookie to close (see photo above). Note: the jam should show on both sides of the impression.
  9. Bake 8-10 minutes until *very lightly* browned. Rotate the baking sheet at the halfway mark. I noticed a few of the cookies started to come apart in the center where they were pinched. I carefully pinched them again. I'm confident in time my dough pinching skills will improve.
  10. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in a covered container.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 617.75 Kcal (2586 kJ)
Calories from fat 238.81 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26.53g 41%
Cholesterol 154.01mg 51%
Sodium 195.88mg 8%
Potassium 326.41mg 7%
Total Carbs 83.81g 28%
Sugars 33.93g 136%
Dietary Fiber 2.73g 11%
Protein 10.21g 20%
Vitamin C 17mg 28%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 9%
Iron 3.6mg 20%
Calcium 43.6mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 343.66 Kcal (1439 kJ)
Calories from fat 132.85 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.76g 41%
Cholesterol 85.67mg 51%
Sodium 108.97mg 8%
Potassium 181.58mg 7%
Total Carbs 46.62g 28%
Sugars 18.88g 136%
Dietary Fiber 1.52g 11%
Protein 5.68g 20%
Vitamin C 9.5mg 28%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 9%
Iron 2mg 20%
Calcium 24.2mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 14
  • 17

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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