Glazed Lemon Cookies

01.12.2013

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One of my favorite flavors to use in cooking and baking is lemon. It gives such a vibrant, fresh and zesty taste. It can bring any dish or dessert to life. I’ve tried a few lemon cookies in the past and each one left me searching for yet another recipe that had enough lemon flavor and the perfect soft, chewy and even lightly gooey texture I was looking for. Sometimes, when you can’t find what you are looking for and your up for some experimentation, it’s nice to create your own recipe. I’m so excited my most recent attempt, these are exactly what I’ve been looking for! I could probably manage to eat the entire batch myself, crumbs included. You won’t take a bite of these and have to wonder; hmmm what is that slight tasty tingle on my tongue? These have lemon written all over them. Just be sure to add the glaze because it gives it one more layer of incredibly fresh lemon flavor and it’s the perfect finish to such an amazing and dainty cookie.

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Also, just wanted to mention, these cookies have a very light yellow tint to them, if you want a more vibrant yellow I would recommend adding in a few drops of yellow food coloring into the batter and reducing the vanilla by a titch. Enjoy!

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Glazed Lemon Cookies

Yield: about 2 1/2 dozen

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups + 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter , softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • Zest of 2 lemons (about 1 1/2 Tbsp)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Lemon Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 - 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt, set aside. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fit with paddle attachment, whip together butter, sugar and lemon zest on medium-high speed, until mixture is pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Blend in egg, then egg yolk. Mix in lemon juice and vanilla extract. Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Scoop dough out by the heaping tablespoonfuls, form into balls and drop onto Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheets. Bake in preheated oven 9 - 11 minutes (for a gooier cookie closer to 9 and a more set, fluffy cookie more near 11). Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet several minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool. Drizzle cooled cookies with Lemon Glaze (you can do this while they are still slightly warm if desired). Store in a single layer in an airtight container.

For Lemon Glaze

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and enough lemon juice to reach a drizzle-able consistency. Pour mixture into a resealable bag, seal bag and cut a small tip off one corner then drizzle glaze over cookies. Allow glaze to set at room temperature.
  2. Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

91 comments

  • joan: Love lemon! January 13, 2013 at 10:01am Reply

  • Ramona: The flavors of lemon are a favorite of mine in baked goods…. these would not last long in my house. :) Gorgeous. January 13, 2013 at 4:23am Reply

  • Jeannette: These would be great with a cup of hot tea! How can I make them gluten free?
    Thanks! January 12, 2013 at 6:55pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I haven’t made them gluten free before but I’d imagine your best bet would be gluten free flour, hope that helps! January 17, 2013 at 11:16am Reply

  • Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More: I love lemon cookies! These are gorgeous! January 12, 2013 at 6:18pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: thanks so much Kristy =) January 17, 2013 at 11:16am Reply

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet: Ooh, these are like little sunshines! Love the lemon glaze drips! Gorgeous, Jaclyn! January 12, 2013 at 2:33pm Reply

  • Sweet Bibiane: It looks delicious! :) January 12, 2013 at 1:58pm Reply

  • Kate: These look so tasty, I’m crazy about anything lemony! January 12, 2013 at 11:51am Reply

  • Amanda: These look delicious! And the new look is gorgeous!! It totally suits you. :) Love it! January 12, 2013 at 11:25am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Amanda! Thanks for stopping by too =)! January 17, 2013 at 11:14am Reply

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