Refreshing Lemon Cookies

  • Yield : 24 cookies
  • Servings : 12
  • Prep Time : 25m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 1:45 h


  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 1/2 tsp. of baking soda
  • 3 Tbsps. of lemon zest, divided
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 Tbsps. of lemon juice, divided
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of confectioners' sugar


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and 1 tbsp. of lemon zest.

Step 2

In a large bowl beat together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla, and 2 Tbsps. of lemon juice. Beat until combined. Gradually beat in the flour mixture until combined.

Step 3

Drop by heaping tablespoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Leave 1 inch between cookies for spreading. Bake until edges are golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. Move to cooling rack and allow to cool completely.

Step 4

While the cookies cool, make the glaze by combining the confectioners' sugar, 1/3 cup of lemon juice and 2 Tbsps. of lemon zest.

Step 5

Spread the glaze over cooled cookies and allow the cookies to set for 1 hour before serving.

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Hi, my name is Rena and I'm a working mother of two little girls (one under 2 and a newborn). I realize the struggle that is involved in finding the time to prepare healthy meals for my family. I also realize how important it is to provide nutritious meals that will teach good eating habits and keep my family healthy. It's my goal to help make it easier for other families to find recipes that can simplify their meal planning and save time. I hope you enjoy my recipes and cooking advice!

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