I normally opt for deep, dark, rich, chocolaty desserts so it's nice to change it up with some simple, sweet, tart little treats for a while. These little lemon tarts may be tiny but they are BURSTING with delicious lemony flavor. They are REALLY yummy. Perfect for afternoon tea or as the finishing touch to your family dinner.
1 1/2 cups flour
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
10 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add yolk, lemon juice and extract.
Combine flour, cornstarch, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
Add to butter mixture until just combined.
These cookies are so tender that they just melt in your mouth. You could drizzle them with a simple lemon syrup or lemon glaze if you wanted to dress them up a little. As for me, I like a plain and simple lemon thin.