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!

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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!

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Glazed lemon cookies

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

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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!

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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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15 comments on “Glazed lemon cookies”

  1. I’m so with you – lemon in dessert is the best! These look really tasty and I love the way that book sounds…

  2. I’ve never made lemon cookies before, but these look amazing! I’ll have to  try them asap!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  3. When spring hits, I love lemon just-about-anything! These look delicious!

  4. That glaze! I could scoop that up with a spoon!

  5. Andi @ The Weary Chef Reply

    I am a huge lover of lemon desserts, too! This lemon cookies look ah-mazing! Can’t wait to have a bite!! :D

  6. I love cookies that look worth it….and these most definitely do!

  7. These look like the perfect cookies for spring! Yum!

  8. These lemon cookies look so bright and sunny! They are perfect for spring :) 

  9. I’m going to have to grab a copy of her book because these cookies are beautiful! 

  10. Would you have to include the zest? 

  11. Are these chewy or cakey? I am guessing chewy because of the 2 yolks, but I might have that backwards! They look so good.

  12. 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. I love anything lemon. I’m definitely adding these to my list of things to bake!

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