Glazed Lemon Cookies

Next week I will be officially living in my new house. We have been busy painting and getting it ready to move into and that’s why I’ve been a little absent. I can’t tell you how excited I am to get into my new kitchen and start cooking up great things for this blog. Thanks for bearing with me while I’ve been a little distracted with life.

I made these for my husband to take into work. Back when he started a few months ago, I had made snicker cookies and one of his news bureau’s heard about those cookies and wished they had some too. I can’t let anyone down, so I had to make them something. I wanted to make something with a little zing and freshness that spring/summer offers. I remembered I had bookmarked lemon cookies awhile back and knew that was what I had to make. These glazed lemon cookies are really good. They are small and full of lemon flavor. When my son saw I was making these he asked if he was going to be able to have some. Thankfully this recipe yields about 3 dozen cookies so I had plenty for him to have. He loves lemons and will eat them as I cut them. His review: Two thumbs up.


Glazed Lemon Cookies:

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4-5 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  1. Preheat the oven to 35o degrees F. Line two baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Whisk and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, add granulated sugar and lemon zest. Rub the sugar and lemon zest together with your fingers, until fragrant.
  4. Beat butter and sugar/lemon mixture together until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
  5. Slowly beat in flour mixture on low speed until blended. Drop dough by tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Gently flatten dough with the palm of your hand.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until cookies are just set and slightly golden brown. Cool cookies on baking sheet for 2 minutes and transfer to cooking racks. Cool completely.
  7. In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice. Dip each cookie top into the lemon glaze. Let cookies sit until icing has set.

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