Thursday, April 5, 2012

Lemon Sugar Cookies

With Easter coming up this weekend, I wanted to get into the spring mood. What better way than with these lemon cookies! Inspired by a recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod, I took a favorite sugar cookie recipe of mine and made a few modifications. The lemon glaze is excellent and would be great on muffins, too. This recipe makes a lot, perfect for Easter gatherings.

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups shortening
Zest of one lemon
1 large egg 
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
3 1/2 cups flour 
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt 

Lemon glaze- Mix two tablespoons of lemon juice with 1/2 cup powdered sugar.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Cream together shortening and sugars. Beat in egg, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to the creamed mixture, mixing on slow speed until just blended. Drop tablespoons of dough onto baking sheets, pressing down on the tops to flatten them.
Bake for 10 minutes. Do not allow the edges to brown. Cool completely before drizzling with lemon glaze.
Yields 3 dozen cookies.


  1. Love lemon cookies and these look great especially with the glaze. Happy Easter!

  2. I never think to bake with lemon - thanks for the idea!

  3. These cookies sound really tasty...I particularly like the sound of the lemon glaze! :-)