Glazed Lemon Cookies

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Glazed lemon cookies – soft baked sugar cookies topped with a fresh lemon glaze. The perfect light and sweet dessert for Spring & Summer. These are melt-in-your-mouth good!

glazed lemon cookies

Lemon Cookies

There’s something about a sweet and fresh lemon cookie that makes it the perfect dessert for Spring and Summer. These glazed lemon cookies are sweetened to perfection and are bursting at the seams with lemon flavor. The freshly squeezed lemon juice adds just the right amount of tartness to nicely balance out the sweetness from the sugar cookie. And the lemon zest packs a punch of flavor and gives the cookie that great citrus taste. Believe me, you don’t want to skip out on making this lemon cookie recipe!

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This glazed lemon cookie recipe comes from my sweet friend Shelly’s cookbook: The Cookies & Cups Cookbook. There are so many yummy desserts, party snacks and dinner ideas…this cookbook will become a fast favorite! When I saw these glazed lemon cookies (or “glazed lemmies” as she calls them), I knew they were first on my list to make. They are so light and fluffy and the lemon glaze really takes them over the top. These lemon cookies are definitely a new favorite in my house…we all LOVED them!

lemon cookie recipe

How To Make Glazed Lemon Cookies

These lemon cookies are simple to make and will have you feeling like a topnotch baker! Just follow the simple steps below. Enjoy!

1.) Mix together butter and sugar, then add egg yolks, vanilla, lemon zest, lemon juice and salt. Slowly mix in flour until combined.

2.) Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

3.) Roll cookie dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and then press down with a cup.  Bake for 10-13 minutes, or until bottoms are lightly golden. Transfer cookies to cooling rack.

4.) To make the lemon icing for cookies, whisk together 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. Drizzle on top of the cookies.

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Lemon Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 24 Cookies
Calories: 148 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Glazed lemon cookies - soft baked sugar cookies topped with a fresh lemon glaze. The perfect light and sweet dessert for Spring & Summer. These are melt-in-your-mouth good! 

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Ingredients

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

Lemon icing for cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1-3 tsp water

Instructions

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. To make the lemon icing for cookies, 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!

Recipe Notes

Slighted adapted from The Cookies and Cups Cookbook

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 148 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Potassium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Sugars 13g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 1.3%
Calcium 0.6%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

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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22 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!

  14. This cookies screams springtime!! That glaze adds the best zip of freshness!

  15. Love all things lemon! Have to make these!

  16. These would be easily be devoured!

  17. My kids are OBSESSED with these cookies!

  18. These cookies are calling my name!

  19. I’ve found my weekend plans! These look incredible!

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