Friday, July 30, 2010

Glazed Lemon Cookies

Isn't it nice to eat lemony things in the summertime? Things taste so fresh with some lemon juice and zest.

I nearly lapped the cooling pan that this lemon glaze had dripped on. OK. Maybe I did. Don't judge me, alright? I mean, I AM pregnant! (Like I wouldn't have done it anyway.)

I brought these cookies into to work and they were gone before 10:00. I think people liked them! I think you will too!

Glazed Lemon Cookies
Source: Martha Stewart
Yield 2 dozen

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest, plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Lemon Glaze (recipe below)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, and lemon juice and beat until combined. With mixer on low, beat in flour mixture.

Drop dough by heaping tablespoons, 1 inch apart, onto two baking sheets. Bake until edges are golden, 15 to 20 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let cool 2 minutes on sheets, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Spread cookies with Lemon Glaze and let set, about 1 hour.

Lemon Glaze
2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice

In a medium bowl, whisk together 2 cups confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest, and 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice until smooth.


Taylor said...

Lemony treats are definitely the best in the summer!

Camie W. said...

These are delicious! Camden and I made them today to surprise Bob! I guess we will be meeting you this weekend at the race.