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 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

  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 cup 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!