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Glazed Lemon Cookies

These soft lemon cookies are topped off with a simple and sweet lemon glaze. These are a favorite every spring. All that bright citrus flavor tastes so bright and fresh, like a sunny day.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy cookie recipes, spring
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 28 cookies
Calories 117kcal


For the cookies

  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

For the glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest


For the cookies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Add the butter and powdered sugar to a mixing bowl and beat until smooth using a mixer. 
  • Add the flour, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt to the bowl and mix until well combined. 
  • Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop out balls of cookie dough. Place them 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Lightly flatten the cookies with your hands. 
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are just golden brown around the edges. 
  • Cool on the pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the glaze

  • Add all of the ingredients for the glaze to a small mixing bowl and whisk well until smooth. 
  • Spoon the glaze evenly over the cooled cookies.
  • Let set for 15 minutes or until the glaze has firmed up.
  • Store tightly covered for up to 5 days. 



Recipe lightly adapted from Food and Wine


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 11mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.4mg