Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

These cookies are so soft and the citrus flavor is so unique. I hope you love these tender cookies as much as my family does! A perfect summer afternoon treat with your lemonade!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together; beat in egg.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In another separate bowl, combine honey, yogurt, lemon peel and lemon extract.
  4. Alternate between adding the dry ingredients and the honey mixture to the creamed mixture; mix until well blended.
  5. Drop by tablespoonfuls, 2-inches apart onto greased baking sheets.
  6. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until a light golden color; remove to wire racks.
  7. For the icing, in a small bowl combine the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice until smooth.
  8. Brush over the warm cookies and sprinkle with the grated lemon peel.
Most Helpful

Very nice cookie! Neither honey or lemon overpowered the other flavor. I didn't have plain yogurt so I substituted with vanilla yogurt which may have toned down both flavors. I didn't get anywhere close to 3 dozen out of this recipe though. I only got 28 cookies with a small cookie scoop. Frosting was very sweet and ehanced the lemon flavor of the cookie. Will bake again!

cbjc2729 May 31, 2010

I was looking for a great home made lemon cookie to replace the ones I love to buy for $7 a pound at a local store. These are better in my opinion as they have healthier ingredients and a strong lemon taste. Easy and Yummy!

ChiefCook&BottleWasher March 05, 2008

Great cookies! Soft and lemony with a hint of honey. The icing makes the don't skip it! I used a silpat for baking and just stirred the lemon peel into the icing rather than sprinkling on top. The kids and I loved them. Made a great snack with a glass of iced tea for me and lemonade for them. Thanks, KC, for another great recipe!

LonghornMama September 27, 2005