Reply
Highlighted
Valued Contributor
Posts: 997
Registered: ‎06-02-2014

We have two lemon trees, and I am constantly looking

for good lemon recipes. 

I wanted to let people know that Martha Stewart's

"Glazed Lemon Cookies" are really good.

It is an easy recipe and now a favoirte with everyone

in my family.

Just google it if you are interested.  I hope you

bakers out there try it.  I'm baking a batch today.

Highlighted
Honored Contributor
Posts: 8,987
Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Glazed Lemon Cookies

[ Edited ]

These cookies were served at a baby shower I attended a few years ago.  They were so good I had to get the recipe from one of the soon-to-be grandmas:

 

1 3/4 cup sugar

2 tbsp lemon zest

1 cup butter

3/4 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup powdered sugar

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp cream of tartar

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 cup lemon juice

2 eggs

5 1/2 cups flour

 

Whisk 1 1/2 cups sugar and lemon zest in big bowl.  Add in butter, oil, and powdered sugar to bowl.  Sprinkle baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt on top in bowl.  Mix with electric mixer until very creamy.  Mix in lemon juice and eggs.  Completely mix in flour.

 

Roll 3-tbsp-sized portions into balls.  Place 3" apart on parchment-lined baking sheet.  Put 1/2 cup sugar in shallow dish.  Spray bottom of a flat-bottomed glass with PAM and dip in sugar, then flatten dough balls to about 1/2" thick. Repeat dipping and flattening of each ball (only spray glass with PAM before dipping in sugar to flatten first ball).  Bake in 350 degree oven until just set, 10-12 minutes.  Don't let them get golden on edges or bottoms.  Let cool on sheet for 5 minutes before completely cooling on a rack.

 

Frosting:

1 cup softened butter

1 tbsp sour cream

1 tbsp lemon zest

5 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup lemon juice

 

Mix butter, sour cream, and lemon zest with electric mixer until smooth and thick.  Mix in powdered sugar and lemon juice until creamy.  Add extra juice if needed to make spreadable.  Frost cooled cookies.   

Highlighted
Valued Contributor
Posts: 997
Registered: ‎06-02-2014

@deepwaterdotter 

So thoughtful of you to contribute this recipe. 

I'll try these too.

 

Highlighted
Honored Contributor
Posts: 9,213
Registered: ‎09-22-2010

@Susan in California 

 

I love lemon and I love crisp cookies so I will definitely be trying these.  Thanks.

Highlighted
Respected Contributor
Posts: 3,215
Registered: ‎03-30-2014

Might want to check into lemon curd.  This is my guilty pleasure.  Nothing redeeming about it.  Some are more tart and some have no zest, your choice

Highlighted
Honored Contributor
Posts: 9,213
Registered: ‎09-22-2010

@Susan in California 

 

I finally made the glazed lemon cookies today.  They were delicious!  Thanks so much for posting it.  

Highlighted
Valued Contributor
Posts: 526
Registered: ‎12-15-2017

@Susan in CaliforniaThose cookies sound delicious!

Highlighted
Valued Contributor
Posts: 997
Registered: ‎06-02-2014

@DiAnne 

I'm so glad you tried them!  I try to keep cookie dough in the freezer. 

Last year when our granddaughters were here (ages 13, 6),

I found a ziplock bag of the cookie dough in balls all ready to

go into the oven! 

I had forgotten they were there, and it had been

seven months. 

Those cookies were just as good, after seven months.  All I did was make the glaze, and there they were.

The girls even felt like they had made cookies. 

Highlighted
Honored Contributor
Posts: 9,213
Registered: ‎09-22-2010

 


@Susan in California wrote:

@DiAnne 

I'm so glad you tried them!  I try to keep cookie dough in the freezer. 

Last year when our granddaughters were here (ages 13, 6),

I found a ziplock bag of the cookie dough in balls all ready to

go into the oven! 

I had forgotten they were there, and it had been

seven months. 

Those cookies were just as good, after seven months.  All I did was make the glaze, and there they were.

The girls even felt like they had made cookies. 


@Susan in California 

 

That is good to know.  I will definitely give that a try.