Lemon Cookies with Glaze

Lemon Cookies with Glaze
These lemon cookies are light and buttery with all the tangy-ness of fresh lemons. They taste great plain, but the lemon glaze takes them to a whole new stratosphere. We think they’re iincredible!
Lemon Cookies with Glaze
They’re fresh and refreshing (can you describe a cookie as refreshing???). That’s how you know these are special; they get unique descriptors. I’ve made them 3 times in the past month because we just can’t get enough glazed lemon cookies! Did I mention how delicious the glaze is? It’s worth repeating! The glaze is fabulous!
Glazed Lemon Cookies
This recipe makes a large batch, but you can easily cut it in half. However, our family eats them up fast, and then they want to know why I didn’t make MORE. I’m just saying … make a half-batch at your own peril. 🙂

Easy Step-By-Step Instructions for Glazed Lemon Cookies

Lemon Cookies Recipe
Line baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper, and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Lemon Cookies with Glaze
In medium sized mixing bowl, whisk the following until combined. 5 cups all-purpose flour, ¼ cup corn starch, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest.
Lemon Cookies
In stand mixer, combine 1 ½ cups softened butter and 2 cups confectioners sugar, and beat until light and creamy.
Lemon Cookies with Glaze
Add 2 large eggs, and whip another two minutes. Then mix in ¼ cup fresh lemon juice and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Lemon Cookies with Glaze
Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients, and mix just until fully incorporated.
Lemon Cookie dough balls
Roll into 1 inch balls and space evenly on a prepared cookie sheet.
Lemon cookies dough
Flatten them with a glass that has been dipped in ¼ cup granulated sugar.
Lemon Cookies with Glaze
Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
baked lemon cookies
They should be dry and fully baked, but not brown. Allow to cool on pan for 3 minutes, and …
Lemon cookies on wire rack
… transfer to wire cooling racks to cool completely.
Lemon Cookie Glaze
When the cookies are completely cool, make the Glaze. Combine 6 tablespoons melted butter, 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons lemon zest, and 3 cups confectioners’ sugar in a medium-size mixing bowl, and whisk until completely blended.
glazing lemon cookies
Dip cool cookies into glaze, and …
Glazed Lemon Cookies
… allow to set up on wire rack placed over parchment or wax paper.
Lemon Cookies with Glaze
Top with sprinkles, if desired. Then allow to set. This takes about an hour.
Lemon Cookies with Glaze
Lemon Cookies
They’re so delicious that you’ll have a hard time stopping at just one (or two or three …)

Free Printable Recipe for Glazed Lemon Cookies

Glazed Lemon Cookies

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 ½ cups butter room temperature
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice approximately 2 lemons
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest approximately 2 lemons
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar for flattening cookies

Glaze:

  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice approximately 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest approximately 2 lemons
  • 3 cups confectioner’s sugar

Instructions

Cookie Directions:

  • Line baking sheets with silicone mats or parchment paper, and preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In medium sized mixing bowl, whisk flour, corn starch baking soda, salt, and lemon zest until combined.
  • In stand mixer, combine butter and confectioners’ sugar, and beat until light and creamy. Add eggs, and whip another two minutes. Mix in lemon juice and vanilla.
  • Combine dry ingredients with wet ingredients, and mix just until fully incorporated.
  • Roll into 1 inch balls and flatten with a glass that has been dipped in granulated sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. They should be dry and fully baked, but not brown.

Glaze Directions:

  • Combine all glaze ingredients in a medium-size mixing bowl, and whisk until completely blended. Dip cool cookies into glaze, and allow to set up on wire rack placed over parchment or wax paper. Top with sprinkles, if desired.
  • Allow glaze to set up, and then store cookies in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week.