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I can't tell you how many times hosts have thanked me for bringing a different cookie flavor. That's right, we've all looked at cookie platters and sampled a few bites of cookies before vowing that we're done with them for the season. This year, intrigue those around you. Bake a batch of these Lemon Sugar Cookies. Lemon desserts are a thing. Especially during the party packed celebration season.

Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies

The BEST soft and chewy Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies with icing. You'll want to bake these lemon citrus cookies this summer. Each bite is delicately crisp on the outside, soft, chewy, and cakelike inside.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon cake mix cookies, lemon sugar cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 122kcal


For the Cookies

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

For the Glaze

  • tbsp water
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  • Beat in vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
  • Slowly stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir well to combine.
  • Roll dough into 1-inch cookie balls.
  • Roll dough in powdered sugar.
  • Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes, or until center is set and crackly.
    After a couple minutes, remove to cooling racks to cool completely.
  • Mix powdered sugar and water until smooth. Drizzle over cookie with a spoon. TIP: Mix in an additional ¼ cup powdered sugar for a thicker glaze.


An easy alternative to making lemon sugar cookies in half the time using boxed cake mix.
  • Lemon Cake Mix, I like Pillsbury
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.  
  2. In a medium bowl, place all of the ingredients together.  
  3. Using a spoon, fold ingredients together until dough forms and everything is well incorporated.  
  4. Grease a cookie sheet and form 1 inch round balls and flatten slightly.
  5. In a small bowl, roll the top of the cookie in powdered sugar.
  6. Bake for 5-6 minutes, don’t allow to turn golden brown.
  7. Mix glaze together and drizzle over cooled cookies.


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg