Sweet Treats

Recipe—Glazed Lemon Cookies

We are on Day 4 of 5 of my Christmas Cookie Week! That’s right, this week I will be posting 5 of my favorite Christmas Cookie recipes!

Glazed Lemon Cookies

We have the cutest little lemon bush in our back yard and it holds a special place in my heart as it was a housewarming gift from some of our friends when we built our house 6 years ago. Every year come December, it never fails, the lemons are ready for picking. For that reason, these glazed lemon cookies have become a staple in our holiday cookie rotation. They are so soft and light and I just love the zestiness the fresh lemon brings to them. While I love making these around the holidays they are also perfect for spring or summer.

Note: I recommend placing some paper towels or wax paper under the cooling rack before taking the cookies out of the oven. When you do the glazing you will get some drippage and the paper towels or wax paper will help to catch that excess sticky goodness that make cleanup so much easier.  

COOKIE INGREDIENTS
2 1/4 c flour
1 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 c butter, softened
1 1/4 c granulated sugar
zest from 2 lemons
2 eggs
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

GLAZE INGREDIENTS
1 c powdered sugar
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

STEPS

  • Preheat oven to 350º.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a large bowl beat together the butter, sugar, and lemon zest on medium-high speed for 3 minutes.
  • Add the eggs, lemon juice, and vanilla to the butter mixture and continue to beat until evenly incorporated.
  • Gradually add in the dry ingredients until combined.
  • Form small balls with the dough and place at least 2 inches apart on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 8–10 minutes or until they just start to get a light golden color on the bottom.
  • Allow cookies to sit on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  • Once the cookies have completely cooled, whisk together the powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice to make the glaze. (You want to be able to drizzle the glaze so add a tad bit more lemon juice or water if needed to thin it, or more powdered sugar if you need it thicker.)
  • Transfer the glaze to a transfer to a piping bag with a very small opening or a Ziploc bag. (If using a Ziplock bag, you will want to cut a small tip off one corner.)
  • Drizzle the glaze back and forth over the cookies.
  • Allow the cookies to rest for at least an hour so the glaze has time to set.
  • Enjoy!
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How is it December?!?

Happy December 1! Can you believe Christmas is in just a few short weeks! Yikes! But yay! We have officially entered the last month of 2020. Phew!

So I have to ask, who is ready? I am slowly getting there. The tree is up, most gifts purchased (but not wrapped), holiday music has been blaring, and my oven has been working overtime with holiday baking. Now we just need to get those Christmas lights up. *wink wink* husband dearest. 😉

In honor of the holiday season I have some exciting things happening. Next week I am kicking off my first ever Christmas Cookie Week! I will be posting one cookie recipe a day, all next week. That’s right! FIVE new cookie recipes! These will all be my tried and true Christmas cookie recipes that I have been making for years! They are friend, family, and Santa approved. Make sure you head to the store and stock up on all the baking essentials because you are gonna want to preheat the oven as soon as they hit your inbox.

Cherry Chip Shortbread

Also, from now through 9:00 pm on Wednesday, December 2, you can get 15% off your entire purchase totaling $25 or more from my Etsy shop! I have added some amazing holiday items that make great gifts. I have the most amazing coffee mugs, towels, oven mitts, and more! Make sure to check it out and save yo self some money! Happy shopping!

Gnome Mug

Reindeer Oven Mitt

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry Towel

I Tried Koozie