Monday, June 8, 2009

Glazed Lemon Cookies

So this one is IT! I have made this recipe a few times but each time I have struggled to remember where I found the recipec because I haven't saved it here. Of course, it's a Martha Stewart recipe. . . of course! Today I made lemon cookies using this recipe posted on Orangette but I don't like it--they're too cake-y. My favorite recipe can be found here.

Glazed Lemon Cookies

Makes 24

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest, plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Lemon Glaze


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, and lemon juice and beat until combined. With mixer on low, beat in flour mixture.
  2. Drop dough by heaping tablespoons, 1 inch apart, onto two baking sheets. Bake until edges are golden, 15 to 20 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let cool 2 minutes on sheets, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Spread cookies with Lemon Glaze and let set, about 1 hour.

Lemon Glaze
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 cups confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest, and 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice until smooth.

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