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5 from 2 votes

Lemon Cookies

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! 
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 Cookies
Calories: 148kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye

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

  • 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.
  • 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!

Notes

Slighted adapted from The Cookies and Cups Cookbook

Nutrition

Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 18mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Vitamin C: 1.1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.5mg