6/30/10

lemon iced sugar cookies.

not only do these lemon iced cookies look pretty, but they taste incredible! i have always adored these cookies because they have the absolute perfect hint of lemon. i love these cookies especially after they've chilled in the fridge , when you can really taste the lemony flavor of the glaze. this is the perfect cookie for summertime bbq's and picnics-



Ingredients

3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter (softened)
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice (i used fresh)

For the Glaze-
1 & 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice (i used fresh)


  • Sift flour, baking powder and soda into large bowl. Beat butter and sugar in a separate bowl.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients and lemon juice to sugar mixture. Chill dough 1 hour.
  • On floured surface, roll half of dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut cookies out.
  • Place on ungreased baking sheets and bake at 400 degrees for 5-7 minutes. Do not burn!! Take out earlier rather than later. This will keep the cookie chewy.
  • To make the glaze-
  • Mix sugar and lemon juice together.
  • Once cookies have cooled, top with glaze.
  • Let set before eating.

6 comments:

  1. so yummy and perfect for summer!

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  2. recently spotted your blog - adore the photos
    xx
    JJ Scholl

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  3. wow! i need to try these, thanks!!

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  4. I absolutely love that recipe!

    Have a nice weekend,
    Paula

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  5. Jessica- are these similar to Ham N' Goody's lemon cookies? They look like it... can't wait to make them tomorrow.

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  6. karen- yes, they are!:) i loved those cookies growing up!! they were definitely a favorite. the trick is to pull them out of the oven right around 5 minutes after being in, just because they get hard and crunchy if left in for any longer. i had to play around with the time and finally got it down to a science:) but, yes , they are exactly like the ham and goody's version :)

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