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.