Lemon Glazed Cookies

Lemon Glazed Cookies

Lemon Glazed Cookies

So, Mama’s sportin’ a new tattoo these days that reads, “I never met a cookie I didn’t like!”. Anyone who knows me, know’s that that’s true. In some circles I’m known as the Countess of Cookies or the Duchess of Dough. Come on, everyone needs a cool nickname, right. So now that I’ve established that I may have a somewhat unhealthy obsession with our friend, the cookie, let me tell you how I put that obsession to good use.

This month, I had the privilege of participating in the fundraiser Cookies For Kid’s Cancer, a non-profit organization that raises funds for pediatric cancer research. They’re an awesome organization. Over 600 foodbloggers from around the world participated in the event which raised over $13,000 for the charity. That’s a lot of dough, for a lot of dough if you know what I mean. This was a worldwide cookie swap. I sent a dozen cookies each to three foodbloggers, and in return I received cookies from three fellow foodbloggers. Yes, Mama was in cookie heaven, and no, I didn’t share.

Lemon Glazed Cookies

Lemon Glazed Cookies

The cookie I chose to send to my designated recipients were these Lemon Glazed Cookies. I packaged them in white, vintage canisters, and I hope my fellow bloggers enjoyed them as much as I do. I also wanted to acknowledge the two bloggers who worked so hard to put this event together. They are Lindsay, from Love & Olive Oil, and Julie from The Little Kitchen. So let’s give these ladies a big round of applause. And so my dear readers, I wish you all a warm and wonderful holiday season, however you may celebrate it. And, if you’re so inclined I urge you to click on the Cookies For Kids Cancer website and send a little love their way.

Lemon Glazed Cookies

Lemon Glazed Cookies

Lemon Glazed Cookies

From Great Cookies by Carole Walter

  •  1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, slightly firm
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silpats. In a medium bowl, sift together the all purpose flour, cake flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and lemon zest together until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add the sugar in a steady stream, mixing for about 2 minutes. Add the egg yolks mixing for about 1 minute. Add the lemon juice and vanilla, and scrape down the sides of the bowl so that all the ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Reduce the mixer speed to low, and add the dry ingredients in three additions, mixing just until incorporated. Transfer the dough to a clean bowl and cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least an hour. You can even make the dough the day before, and chill overnight.
  4. When dough is chilled, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Using a dough scraper or a sharp knife, cut the dough in half, cut that half in half and then those halves in half. Repeat with the other dough half, until you have 16 equal pieces. With lightly floured hands, roll the dough piece into a ball and place on the cookie sheet. Flatten the dough ball with the heel of your hand until you have about a 3″ inch disk. Place 6 disks on a sheet, about 3″ apart. I baked the cookies for about 13 minutes, until the edges turned golden brown. I also rotated my pans 2/3 thru baking. When you remove the cookies from the oven, let them sit on the cookie sheets for about 5 minutes then transfer to a cooling rack.
  5. While cookies are cooling you can prepare your glaze. Use an offset spatula or the back of a large spoon to spread the glaze over the cookies. Allow the cookies to sit out until the glaze has hardened.

Lemon Glaze

  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3-5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice to achieve nice spreading consistency


Sift the powdered sugar into a medium bowl. Add the other ingredients and mix with a large fork or wire whisk until you achieve a good spreading consistency. It should drip in a steady stream from a spoon.

Glazed Lemon Cookies

Glazed Lemon Cookies

Recipe: Easy


45 Comments on “Lemon Glazed Cookies”

  1. Miriam says:

    Those cookies look amazing… I can’t get my glaze to look so smooth and soft. I’ll keep trying!

  2. sophiebowns says:

    They look delicious!

  3. neetukushi says:

    Wow, the cookies and the cause have warmed my heart. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  4. A great cause, and lovely cookies! I have one of the Good Cookie spatulas from OXO to help support the charity. 🙂

  5. What a great cause, and of course you made amazing cookies to match. Lemon cookies are delicious! Especially with the zest…

  6. vinolada says:

    I never tried cookies like this one! So, I tried to make it today and they are delicious and so easy to make 🙂

  7. deliciouslynell says:

    That sounds like an amazing event, and those look like amazing cookies! 😀

  8. cloverleaf says:

    Great cause and great-looking cookies! 🙂

  9. Michelle says:

    Mmmm. Lemon cookies. Beautiful pics, too.

  10. Mmmm! Sometimes nothing in life will do like a lemon type of cookie.

    How great is that, to do all this to help kids with cancer! I love that idea. Kudos to you & the other bloggers.

  11. these are beautiful!!

  12. flippenblog says:

    Thank you for this! I recently posted this http://flippenblog.com/2013/12/07/cookies-and-gift-ideas/. I will definitely use the lemon idea for the next round of gifts.

  13. Mmmm look delicious! Thank you Countess of Cookies! 😉

  14. I wish I could get someone to call me Duchess of Dough. 🙂

  15. Great recipe, and great cause, Sheryl!
    I like your cookie motto very much… 😉

  16. Hi, Sheryl,
    What a great cause. I am looking it up right now. How kind of you to share this philanthropic opportunity with all of us – and an amazing recipe, too. I am drooling over your cookies – I am eating way too many these days, too (or, alternatively, not enough!).
    Warm regards,

  17. Beautiful photos! Can’t wait to try these. I never share a cookie if I can help it 🙂

  18. marazavrori says:

    Lemmon and chocolate bake goods are my favorites, although maybe not in the same recipe. Good cause. This week in Italy we have the telethon for the research in children’s degenerating diseases, which unfortunately seem to be on the rise. How sad, sure isn’t fair, but one of the doctors that is in one of the research teams says there almost there. It’s the first time I heard such optimisim.

  19. themondaybox says:

    Lovely lemon cookies! The extra bit of lemon juice in the glaze really makes that citrus flavor pop! Lucky, recipients to get these cookies in such pretty canisters! I also participated in the swap. Its a wonderful uniting cause and a fun way to “meet” some new bloggers.

  20. lolarugula says:

    A wonderful cause and these cookies look delicious!

  21. Francesca says:

    Great minds think alike! Just made a bunch of these too 🙂

  22. huntfortheverybest says:

    they look delish!

  23. These look delicious, elegant and simple! Nice recipe 🙂

  24. df says:

    Such pretty cookies, Sheryl! I’ll bet they are absolutely delicious. What a wonderful cause. I didn’t know about that initiative, it sounds like a great way to raise money and awareness.

  25. naomimgruer says:

    These look delicious!

  26. Mark Lopez says:

    For the longest time I had an irrational distaste for citrus flavored deserts…and then I met my first lemon bar. These look amazing. Going to insist my other half (the baker) makes these. Thanks!

  27. these look amazing and easy. always a good combo!

  28. Rörschåch says:

    I am imagining your new tatoo. Good for you! Lemon cookies are very refreshing.

  29. fayerod says:

    These cookies are the bomb!! I made them this morning and I am hooked. Check out my adaptation on my blog. Thanks for sharing!

  30. What a great organization to do a swap for! Love the simplicity of these cookies. I bet they just melt in your mouth!

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