Thursday, May 26, 2011

Glazed Lemon Cookies

These are soft lemon cookies with a sweetly tart lemon glaze. I'll be spending time with my mom this weekend and I wanted to have some sweets to snack on while the family is together. She isn't a big fan of chocolate, so I am always trying new recipes with her in mind. These did not disappoint. They have a mild lemon flavor and they aren't too sweet at all. I really liked them and so did the rest of my family. Now, if I can just keep the remaining ones safe in the freezer for a few more days!

Glazed Lemon Cookies
recipe adapted from Two Peas and their Pod
Yield: about 3 dozen cookies
(printable recipe)

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons lemon zest
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
4-5 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 35o degrees F. Line two baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; then set aside. In a small bowl, combine granulated sugar and lemon zest. Rub the sugar and lemon zest together with your fingers, until fragrant.

Cream the butter and sugar/lemon mixture together until light and fluffy. Add in egg and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. Slowly add 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. Bake for approximately 12 minutes or until cookies are just set and barely golden brown around the edges. Cool cookies on baking sheet for a minute and then transfer to cooking racks. Cool completely.

In a small bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice. Dip each cookie top into the lemon glaze. Let cookies sit until icing has set. Enjoy!

19 comments:

  1. These look so delicious, I'm with you, I absolutely love all things lemon. I have offered some awards to you on my blog as I so enjoy visiting you. If you wish to accept, just copy and paste, link back to me and list seven things about yourself! Hope that is ok, if you want me to take you off the list, no problem, just let me know
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  3. I love anything lemon too. The glaze makes them look irresistible!

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  4. I love lemon desserts... these cookies look fabulous.

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  5. Yum! These look so refreshing. Looking forward to trying your recipe!!

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  6. Yum. Anything cookies and my mouth starts watering. They look great!

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  7. Did you freeze before or after baking? These look so yummy!!

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  8. These are soooo good!

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  9. Just made these cookies and I must say they are fabulous!

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  10. They taste amazing but came out flat as pancakes. What did I do wrong?

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    1. Maybe the baking powder has gone bad.

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    2. My guess would be that the baking powder might be bad. :( I'm glad you liked the taste though!

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  11. They look and sound delicious! I was wondering, though....

    As written in the recipe, approximately how many cookies - and about what size - will this make?

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    1. The recipe makes 3 dozen 2 1/2" - 3" cookies. Enjoy!

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  12. These would definitely be high on my list. Lemon is my chocolate. I love any kind of glazed sugar cookie.

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  13. These look amazing, I love lemon!! How long can I store them in a air tight container?

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    1. They should be fine for at least 2-3 days. Ours have never lasted longer than that to test them!

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