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Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies

Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies

Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies

Lemon desserts and sugar cookies are my two favorite type of desserts.  This luscious cookie is packed with plenty of lemon goodness.  A lemon lover’s favorite dessert.  This quick and easy cookie is one of my most requested recipes.

The ultimate soft and chewy lemon cookie are great for any occasion.  You are not done with summer until you have baked a batch of these decadent and cheerful cookies.

I’ve listed two ways to make these cookies.  I have a homemade version that uses fresh ingredients like fresh lemons and I have an easier version listed to make a quick lemon cookie recipe.  I prefer the homemade version because fresh lemons are amazing, but I’ve also made the boxed version when I just didn’t have all the ingredients, wasn’t home baking or had a few minutes to make them.

Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe

Easy Alternative Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

Looking to make these luscious lemon cookies but don’t have the time or all of the ingredients?

These Lemon Sugar Cookies can be made an alternative way and come out just as good.  We are talking about Lemon Cake Mix, the pre-made kind.  Yep, that’s right, the cake mix found in your grocery store.  Follow these simple steps to get started.

Ingredients
Lemon Cake Mix, I like Pillsbury
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Directions
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a medium bowl, place all of the ingredients together.  Using a spoon, fold ingredients together until dough forms and everything is well incorporated.  Grease a cookie sheet and form 1 inch round balls and flatten slightly.  In a small bowl, roll the top of the cookie in powdered sugar.  Bake for 5-6 minutes, don’t allow to turn golden brown.  Remove from oven and cool.  Follow the recipe below to glaze these cookies.

Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies

If you enjoy these Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies, I made Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies and they are so soft and chewy.  Think bakery style cookies and they pack a lot of flavors too!  Summer is a great time to make lemon cookies and I cannot seem to get enough of them.  They are refreshing, flavorful, sweet and are the perfect bite-sized dessert to treat yourself with.

If you’re looking for another lemon cookie recipe, try these Lemon Cream Cheese Cookies, click here.

What are your favorite cookies?  Do you like them soft, chewy or crunchy?

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Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies

Soft and chewy lemon sugar cookies rolled in powdered sugar and drizzled with icing. Truly a lemon lovers' dream dessert cookie.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 24
Author Jessica Knott

Ingredients

For the Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter , softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar for rolling

For the Glaze

  • 1 + 1/2 tablespoons water
  • 3/4 cup - 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. For the Lemon Cookie Dough
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
  3. Slowly add flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Stir well to combine.
  4. Use a cookie scoop or roll dough into 1 inch balls, then roll in powdered sugar. Place on lightly greased baking sheets.
  5. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes, or till set and crackly. After a couple minutes, remove to cooling racks to cool completely.
  6. For the Glaze - Slowly add powdered sugar to water until a thick consistency forms. Drizzle over cookies.

Recipe Notes

These Lemon Sugar Cookies can be made an ALTERNATIVE WAY and come out just as good. We are talking about Lemon Cake Mix, the pre-made kind. Yep, that’s right, the cake mix found in your grocery store. Follow these simple steps to get started. Ingredients Lemon Cake Mix, I like Pillsbury 2 eggs 1/3 cup vegetable oil Directions Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, place all of the ingredients together. Using a spoon, fold ingredients together until dough forms and everything is well incorporated. Grease a cookie sheet and form 1 inch round balls and flatten slightly. In a small bowl, roll the top of the cookie in powdered sugar. Bake for 5-6 minutes, don’t allow to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and cool. Follow the recipe below to glaze these cookies.

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    Cat
    07/07/2018 at 8:46 pm

    These turned out wonderful. I used extra lemon juice to make the glaze instead of water, they are so good!

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