Elizabethean Lemon Cakes

Elizabethean Lemon Cakes
Random House

Falling somewhere between cakes and cookies, these chewy lemon delights are both addictive and easy to make. They have an elegant simplicity and a delicate sweetness that renders them the ideal companions for afternoon tea, whether in London or King’s Landing. -A Feast of Ice and Fire

36
Servings
69
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2½ cups fl our, plus more as needed
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1½ teaspoons milk
  • Grated zest from 2 lemons
  • 1 egg
  • ¹⁄³ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 cups granulated sugar

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a large baking sheet.

In a large bowl, combine the fl our and granulated sugar.

Cut in the butter, then add the zest and the whole egg and yolks. Mix thoroughly, adding more flour as needed, until the dough is no longer sticky and can be easily shaped by hand.

Roll the dough into balls about 1 inch across and place them on the prepared bakingsheet at least 2 inches apart, giving them room to spread as they bake.

Bake for 15 minutes, until the tops are just slightly golden. Allow the cakes to cool for a minute before moving them to a cooling rack.

Mix the confectioners’ sugar and milk to a smooth consistency. Once the cakes have cooled, use a spoon to drizzle the icing over the cookies.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Sugar
2g
2%
Carbohydrate, by difference
14g
11%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
21µg
3%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
112mg
11%
Choline, total
5mg
1%
Folate, total
9µg
2%
Magnesium, Mg
7mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
15mg
2%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
96mg
6%
Water
11g
0%

Lemon Cake Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Lemon Cake Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.