Lemon Glazed Cookies

Cookies are my absolute favorite dessert. I can eat them anytime, and that is why I don’t make them that often anymore. I end up eating way to many. πŸ™‚ But I did make some this time. We are having a church BBQ on Sunday, so they will be both for my coffee cart, as well as for the BBQ that follows our baptism and BBQ. I don’t feel guilty when I make them for others to enjoy. And of course I will have one, or maybe two, but I know they are for the group, so I will not be able to eat to many. Making them for others is a great way to still enjoy making them without all the guilt and calories.

I made some glazed lemon cookies for the event. There is something about the glaze that just sends me to the moon and back. I love glazed cookies.

Lemon Glazed Cookies

I doubled my recipe since I was making them for a lot of people. I also used some of my lilac sugar in the mix as well. Gail’s Lilac Sugar. Since I doubled the recipe, I used 1 cup of regular sugar and 1 cup of the lilac sugar.

2 1/4 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cup softened butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

2 TBSP lemon juice

1 tsp lemon zest

Preheat the oven to 350* F or 180* C.

Combine all the dry ingredients and set aside.

Mix the butter and sugar together until it is creamy, then add the egg and the vanilla, lemon zest and lemon juice and mix again. Add the flour mixture 1/2 at a time, mixing in between each addition.

Drop the cookies onto a baking sheet, about 2 inches apart and bake for about 12-15 minutes or just until the edges start to turn lightly browned. I actually like to slightly flatten my cookies with the palm of my hand before baking them. Some people like puffy cookies, but I am not one of those people. I like my cookies more “cookie shaped” and slightly more crispy.

When the cookies are done, let them cool on the cookie sheet for about 5 minutes, then remove them and let them continue to cool on a baking rack.

Let them cool completely before adding the glaze.

The Glaze

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 TBSP lemon juice

1 tsp lemon extract

1 tsp vanilla

Mix it all together until it is the right consistency, then spread over the cookies. I also added some colored sprinkles to make them more fun and festive.

Now all that is left to do is to share them with friends and enjoy.

Have a lemony fresh day and eat your cookies. Stay cool, stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.

Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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