April 15th, 2012

Iced Lemon Cookies

Iced Lemon Cookies



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So now let’s get to cooking.  My whole family LOVES these lemon cookies!  When I first came across this recipe, there was no icing.  I thought the cookies were really good, but I could tell that they would be even better if I added a lemon icing.  All I did is mix up some powdered sugar with some fresh lemon juice, and it was perfect.  If you are a lemon lover, you’ll definitely want to try these.  You’ll need 2 lemons, butter, sugar, powdered sugar, an egg, oil, flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt.  In a large bowl, combine the butter, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup powdered sugar; beat well.  Add the egg, oil, and lemon peel; mix well.

Add the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt to the sugar mixture; beat until well blended.

Cover the dough with plastic wrap; refrigerate for 2 hours for easier handling.

Heat oven to 325.  Shape dough into 1-inch balls.  Roll the balls in granulated sugar.

Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Flatten cookies into 2-inch rounds with the bottom of a glass.  Bake at 325 for 9 minutes or until edges begin to set.  Cool 2 minutes.  Remove from cookie sheets; place on paper towels.

Juice the two lemons.

In a small bowl, blend the 3-1/2 cups powdered sugar with enough lemon juice for desired spreading consistency.  Depending on the size of your lemons, you may not need to use all of the lemon juice.

Spread the frosting on the cooled cookies.  I think you’ll agree that they are fantastic!

Iced Lemon Cookies

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26 Responses to “Iced Lemon Cookies”

  1. I absolutely love lemon, so this is a recipe that I’ll be trying out in the next week!!

  2. Cookies look great.

  3. I love lemons and summer time!

  4. I am definitely a lemon lover and these sound fantastic!!! I will be making these this week and will get back with you to let you know how much I loved them. :)

  5. I want to make these cookies.

  6. Lemon is my favorite flavor. I really think the addition of an icing was a great idea. Are they firm and crisp or softer and chewy?

  7. Debbie, I would say that they are somewhere in the middle—between crisp and soft. I think you will like them.

  8. Made these today. I think the icing takes them over the top. Very good!

  9. These look perfect. It’s around this time of year that I just want lemon everything!

  10. I have half a dozen lemons left on my tree – I can see I was smart to save them for this!

  11. Yum, I will definitely be trying these cookies! I also love the Pioneer Woman, and have been wanting to purchase her book!

  12. I have a bunch of “lemon lovers!” I’m going to make these tomorrow!

  13. Lemon cookies remind me of summer. Thanks for sharing!

  14. These look amazing! Can’t wait to try them!

  15. I’ve never made lemon cookies. These are so pretty.

  16. My mouth was watering as I read this…My internet is slow here, so I was almost drooling while waiting for the pictures to load!! I loooove lemon! And icing! Can’t wait to try these. :)

  17. I hope you like the cookies, Nat. Your comment made me laugh!

  18. Those look so good! I can’t wait to make them!

  19. I LOVE lemon, cant wait to try, and to see what is coming up next!

  20. My family is obsessed with all things lemon! I would love to make these for them.

  21. Thanks for all of the great comments everybody! It sounds like there are a lot of lemon lovers out there!

  22. One word. . . yum!

  23. I am so happy you brought these lemon cookies tonight. I thought I was only going to eat a bite of one of your cookies because I am off sugar. Unfortunately, I ate the whole cookie! I’m supposed to be off sugar this month and I have now fallen off the wagon. Your iced lemon cookies are amazing!! I could have eaten 10 of them. I have now found another favorite cookie of mine. Thanks soooo much for sharing!

  24. Hey Heather, I’m sorry the cookies messed up your no sugar diet! My sister and I are both on a diet right now too, and she told me she ate three of these cookies tonight! It’s hard to stop after just one bite. Save the recipe for when your diet is over, and thanks for your comment!

  25. I agree, they are fantastic! They look so nice, like little flowers!

  26. I made these cookies last night, and they are FABULOUS! ♥ ♥ ♥

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