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Lemon Glazed Cookies

 Lemon Glazed Cookies

 Here’s a recipe for lemon glazed cookies that’s sure to become a family favorite. My kids loves these cookies. They are requested at many family gatherings. Bake a batch and taste the lemony yumminess!

I think everyone has his or her favorite lemon cookie recipe.

Well, here’s one of mine.

This particular recipe is a softer more cake-like cookie.

My kids describe them as pillowy.

They come out soft with a nice lemon flavor.

We think these have the the most wonderful cookie texture. 

The recipe is so easy to make that it can be easily made during the week for a yummy lemon cookie dessert. However, these travel well and are just perfect for potluck dinner dessert, picnics, barbeques, also to wrap up and give as a delicious edible gift. 

The cookies have a bright and lovely taste from the fresh lemon juice.

I bet these will become a family favorite too.

Oh, like I mentioned before, they make such nice edible gifts, my son gives them out to his teachers at the end of the school year. Also, it’s a nice treat for anyone you care about. Homemade lemon cookies are the best!

 

 Lemon Glazed Cookies

Yield: 36 cookies

 

 

What you’ll need to make a batch of these lemon glazed cookies…

 

Ingredients:

 

    • 2 cups all purpose flour
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp fine sea or kosher salt
    • 1 stick butter or margarine, softened
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract, use a good quality for best taste
    • zest of 1 medium lemon
    • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
    • 1 6-ounce container vanilla Greek yogurt

Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • A teaspoon or two of fresh lemon juice
  • A few drops of water for a smooth glaze

Fresh lemon juice is wonderful in so many recipes

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter using an electric mixer, then add the sugar slowly and mix until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, vanilla extract, lemon zest, lemon juice, and yogurt.
  3. Start adding your dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, powder and salt. Mix until well combined. Take a rubber spatula and make sure you scrape the bottom of the mixing bowl to combine all ingredients.
  4. Using a small cookie scoop, place 12 mounds on each cookie sheet. With clean wet hands, slightly pat down just a little. Bake one cookie sheet at a time on the middle rack and rotate after about 5 minutes. Bake for about 10 to 13 minutes until light brown. Take out and let cool on a wire rack. Continue until all cookies are done and cooled.
  5. While the cookies are cooling, make your glaze. In a small mixing bowl, combine the powdered sugar along with the vanilla extract that’s been mixed into the water and lemon juice. You want a smooth, slightly runny glaze but one that will stay on the cookie.
  6. With a small spoon or the tines of a fork drizzle over each cookie. Let set up a few minutes. When set, serve to everyone you love!

Enjoy the lemon deliciousness!

 

Here’s a couple more lemon dessert recipes that are just as yummy!

Strawberry Lemon Dump Cake

White Chocolate Chip Lemon Oreo Cookies

Simple Lemon Cobbler

 

 Here's a delicious lemon cookie that's sure to become a family favorite. My kids loves these cookies. They are requested at many family gatherings. Bake a batch and taste the lemony yumminess!
Course Cookies, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie, lemon, lemon cookies
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 63 kcal
Author Pam

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea or kosher salt
  • 1 stick butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest of one medium lemon
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 6 ounce container vanilla Greek yogurt

Glaze

  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • a few drops cold water if needed for a smooth glaze

Instructions

  1. 1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

    2.In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter using an electric mixer, then add the sugar slowly and mix until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, vanilla extract, lemon zest, lemon juice, and yogurt.

    3.Start adding your dry ingredients, flour, baking soda, powder and salt. Mix until well combined. Take a rubber spatula and make sure you scrape the bottom of the mixing bowl to combine all ingredients.

    4.Using a small cookie scoop, place 12 mounds on each cookie sheet. With clean wet hands, slightly pat down just a little. Bake one cookie sheet at a time on the middle rack and rotate after about 5 minutes. Bake for about 10 to 13 minutes until light brown. Take out and let cool on a wire rack. Continue until all cookies are done and cooled.

    5.While the cookies are cooling, make your glaze. In a small mixing bowl, combine the powdered sugar along with the vanilla extract that’s been mixed into the water and lemon juice. You want a smooth, slightly runny glaze but one that will stay on the cookie.

    6.With a small spoon or the tines of a fork drizzle over each cookie. Let set up a few minutes. When set, serve to everyone you love!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy todays featured recipe. If you like lemon desserts, you’re going to love these lemon glazed cookies for sure! Please stop back again soon. There are so many more recipes to see both sweet and savory. To save and collect any recipe, pin them on Pinterest. It’s a great way to save recipes for later on.

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Love these lemon cookies!

 

 

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