Lemon Cookies

1:25 PM

Thanks to Two peas and their pod for getting me addicted to these darn lemon cookies! I made these last night at the restaurant I intern called Fedora's in Dallas, TX.Here's the recipe.

Glazed Lemon Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons lemon zest
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
4-5 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


1. Preheat the oven to 35o degrees F. Line two baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Whisk and set aside.
3. In a small bowl, add granulated sugar and lemon zest. Rub the sugar and lemon zest together with your fingers, until fragrant.
4. Beat butter and sugar/lemon mixture together until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
5. Slowly beat in flour mixture on low speed until blended. Drop dough by tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Gently flatten dough with the palm of your hand.
6. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until cookies are just set and slightly golden brown. Cool cookies on baking sheet for 2 minutes and transfer to cooking racks. Cool completely.
7. In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice. Dip each cookie top into the lemon glaze. Let cookies sit until icing has set.
Makes about 3 dozen cookies
It says it makes 3 dozen cookies...Not true for me. I had 24 cookies. I guess I made too big. 

This is the sugar with the lemon zest. The smell of it is WONDERFUL!

I used a wooden spoon like BACK in the day when people didn't have hand mixers. The restaurant doesn't have the small tools. 

I didn't flatten them so they look like lemon snowball cookies lol. I was going to roll them in powdered sugar but I wanted that extra lemony taste from the glaze!

I will triple this recipe and add some poppy seed (maybe).

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