Lemon-Glazed Sugar Cookies

I’ve really got a thing for lemon. My absolute favorite salad dressing is just a squeeze of lemon juice, a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper. It’s delicious on meat, in drinks, and most especially in desserts. Nothing beats the tartness of lemon paired with a sugary sweet dessert. That’s why when I saw these Almond Glazed Sugar Cookies on Your Homebased Mom (great blog by the way), I knew they were going to be transformed into Lemon Glazed Sugar Cookies. Unfortnately I flattened my cookies a bit more than I should have but other than that little glitch they were awesome!! This is definitely my go-to sugar cookie base from now on. In fact, I’m craving them right now as I’m writing this. I wish I had an excuse to make some more.

Lemon-Glazed Sugar Cookies

Adapted from Your Home Based Mom

Makes about 24 cookies

-1 cup butter, softened

-3/4 cup sugar

-1 tsp. lemon juice

-2 cups flour

-1/2 tsp. baking powder

-1/4 tsp salt

Mix butter, sugar, and lemon juice in a large bowl. Beat until creamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Beat 1 to 2 more minutes. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet and flatten balls to 1/4 inch thickness with the bottom of a buttered glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 1 minute. Move to a wire rack to let cool.


-2 cups powdered sugar

-5 tsp. lemon juice

-2 tsp. water or milk (or more as needed to thin it out)

Stir together all ingredients with a wire whisk until smooth and glossy. If needed, add more liquid to thin it out. Spread glaze over cooled cookies.


5 Responses to “Lemon-Glazed Sugar Cookies”

  1. joelen Says:

    How easy is this recipe?! I’m definitely going to be making this this weekend for guests coming over. Thanks so much!!

  2. Amber Says:

    I don’t care much for lemon but I do hold a special place in my heart for some cookies that I make at Christmas time called “Merry Christmas Cookies” that are essentially lemon flavored sugar cookies. Oh my soo good.

  3. Andrea Says:

    Mmm, those look delicious, thank you for sharing! I also love lemon on or in just about anything 🙂

  4. Leigh Anne Says:

    I am a total lemon fan so will have to substitute lemon for the almond next time I make them. Glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  5. Sarah Says:

    Thanks for sharing!
    I’ve been looking for a good lemon glaze, one that I could paint on, for AGES. Yours looks just perfect.

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