My friend Janelle made these cookies last year at our Christmas baking day, and this year I decided to make them myself, as I love lemon. These cookies are really easy to throw together and are sure to be a crowd pleaser! Enjoy and happy baking!
Glazed Lemon Cookies
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake temp: 350 F
Bake time: 15 to 20 minutes, until golden around edges
Yields 24 cookies
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp lemon zest (approx. 1 lemon)
2 tbsp lemon juice (approx. 2 lemons)
1/2 cup margarine (or butter)
1 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pre-heat oven to 350F. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Beat margarine and sugar until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Beat until combined. Beat in flour mixture on low until combined.
Drop by spoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet, approx. 1″ apart. Bake approx. 15 to 20 minutes until edges are golden. Transfer to cooling rack.
While cookies are cooling, prepare glaze:
2 cups icing sugar
2 tbsp lemon zest
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
Combine ingredients in a bowl, and drizzle over cooled cookies. (I strongly recommend laying wax paper underneath the cookies while you drizzle.) Allow glaze to set, approx. 1 hour to 1 and a half hours. Then try not to eat them all in one sitting.