Glazed lemon cookies

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Glazed lemon cookies recipe – a soft baked sugar cookie topped with a fresh lemon glaze. These will melt in your mouth!

These cookies are sweetened just right and bursting with lemon flavor. The freshly squeezed lemon juice and lemon zest adds the perfect touch. These are the perfect cookie for Spring. These are definitely a new favorite at my house!

Glazed lemon cookies recipe - a soft baked sugar cookie topped with a fresh lemon glaze. These will melt in your mouth!

This cookie recipe comes friend my sweet friend Shelly’s new cookbook: The Cookies & Cups Cookbook (psst it’s on sale today… hurry and preorder it). It comes out April 12th and I was so excited to get to take a sneak peak ahead of time. Every single recipe in this book looks AMAZING. I cannot wait to try them all. So many yummy desserts, party snacks and dinner ideas.

Glazed lemon cookies recipe - a soft baked sugar cookie topped with a fresh lemon glaze. These will melt in your mouth!

I had to try these glazed lemmies as she calls them. They were calling my name. I am a big fan of lemon in desserts!

Glazed lemon cookies recipe - a soft baked sugar cookie topped with a fresh lemon glaze. These will melt in your mouth!

Glazed lemon cookies

Yield: 24 cookies

Total Time: 1 1/2 hours

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) salted butter, at room temp
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1  teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 3 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1-3 teaspoons water

Directions:

Combine the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the egg yolks, vanilla, lemon zest, lemon juice and salt.  Then slowly mix in flour. Mix just until combined.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Roll the cookie dough into 1 1/2 inch balls. Then press down with a cup.  Bake for 10-13 minutes, or until the bottoms are lightly golden. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.

For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice in a medium size bowl. Add a teaspoon of water at a time, until you reach a nice and smooth glaze. Then drizzle or spoon on top of the cookies. Allow the glaze to set before serving. Enjoy!

slighted adapted from The Cookies and Cups Cookbook

Glazed lemon cookies recipe - a soft baked sugar cookie topped with a fresh lemon glaze. These will melt in your mouth!

Enjoy!! :)

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Vivian | stayaliveandcooking posted on April 8, 2016 at 5:47 am (#
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    I’m so with you – lemon in dessert is the best! These look really tasty and I love the way that book sounds…

  2. Paige posted on April 8, 2016 at 10:08 am (#
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    I’ve never made lemon cookies before, but these look amazing! I’ll have to  try them asap!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  3. CranberryMorning posted on April 8, 2016 at 11:21 am (#
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    When spring hits, I love lemon just-about-anything! These look delicious!

  4. Justine | Cooking and Beer posted on April 8, 2016 at 11:47 am (#
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    That glaze! I could scoop that up with a spoon!

  5. Andi @ The Weary Chef posted on April 9, 2016 at 4:34 pm (#
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    I am a huge lover of lemon desserts, too! This lemon cookies look ah-mazing! Can’t wait to have a bite!! :D

  6. Cathy Trochelman posted on April 10, 2016 at 9:44 pm (#
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    I love cookies that look worth it….and these most definitely do!

  7. Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen posted on April 10, 2016 at 10:18 pm (#
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    These look like the perfect cookies for spring! Yum!

  8. Nutmeg Nanny posted on April 11, 2016 at 9:01 pm (#
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    These lemon cookies look so bright and sunny! They are perfect for spring :) 

  9. Angie | Big Bear's Wife posted on April 12, 2016 at 12:37 pm (#
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    I’m going to have to grab a copy of her book because these cookies are beautiful! 

  10. Debbie posted on April 18, 2016 at 4:44 pm (#
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    Would you have to include the zest? 

    • I Heart Naptime posted on April 18, 2016 at 6:42 pm (#
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      You don’t have to, but I would recommend it!

  11. Stephanie posted on May 5, 2016 at 2:53 pm (#
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    Are these chewy or cakey? I am guessing chewy because of the 2 yolks, but I might have that backwards! They look so good.

    • I Heart Naptime posted on May 5, 2016 at 3:08 pm (#
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      The consistency is like a classic cookie, they aren’t cake-y. Hope that helps! :)

  12. Carly posted on May 16, 2016 at 1:45 am (#
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    These cookies are delicious! My fiancé and I made them for my family and we will be making them again for our Sunday school class!

  13. April | Food n' Focus posted on February 15, 2017 at 8:25 am (#
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    I love anything lemon. I’m definitely adding these to my list of things to bake!