I adore lemon cookies. As written, they weren't quite strong enough for my palate, so I added the zest of one lemon to the glaze and that helped tremendously. Next time, I'll add half the zest to the dough and half to the glaze. If you want higher, more cake-like cookies, use a hand mixer to combine the ingredients. If you want a flatter, crisper cookie, use a wooden spoon to mix them up. I didn't bother rolling the dough into balls. I just dropped teaspoonfuls onto the cookie sheet.
I made these last night and they turned out so good and super easy! I filled a sandwich bag with the icing and cut a small hole in it to ice the cookies. I thought spooning the icing on put too much and by using a bag I could just add a little and have cool designs. They were great!
DH is the biggest lemon fan. Lemon anything makes him smile but the whole family loved these cookies, glazed, unglazed & I rolled a few in coconut just to make sure I was going to get some by the time I was done making them all. lol Super easy & quick to make; I used a 1-1/2 inch cookie scoop & made scant balls for exactly 3 dozen cookies. I used fresh lemons for the juice in both the cookies & the glaze. The amount of glaze was plenty but I added an extra (probably) 1/2 cup of confectioner's sugar to thicken it up a bit. Another easy recipe to keep on hand. Thanks to Becky for sharing! Made & reviewed for Fall 2008 Pick A Chef.
I took these cookies to a fish fry and they disappeared quickly. I had many compliments on them and was asked for the recipe. I made them several times now because there easy and quick to make. I glazed them while still warm with lemon frosting. YUM!!!
These are so super-duper easy and were a hit! I did use the zest in the dough and in the glaze. Did the plastic bag trick, which made it very easy. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!
These cookies are so good. Soft and chewy texture for those who love this type of cookie. We made them as gifts for my daughters teachers and I had to fight my son off because he kept wanting more after I let him try one. I did add fresh lemon juice and zest to the batter and the glaze.
These are so tasty & economical. I followed the recipe exactly and thought they were perfect. Think I'll make some for the church potluck on Sunday. Thanks so much for this recipe!
Just made these cookies, they were quite nice. I added zest of one lemon to cookie dough. Finished cookies were good on their own but did need the glaze for a little zip. I found the glaze recipe as is to be a little too lemony for my taste ( and I love lemon flavored desserts). The glaze seemed to overwhelm the cookies. I will probably make the glaze with 1TBSP water to 1TBSP lemon juice next time I make these cookies. I was also only able to get about 16-3inch finished cookies out of the recipe. Thanks for the recipe, I will definitely make them again.
Another winner, Becky D! These were easy, fast, and delicious. My husband actually said, "Wow, I surprised at how good these are!" Not sure how to take that.....but anyhow, we are enjoying them very much. I took pics, but I love Tinkerbell's photo too much to add another. ;-) Made for Spring 2010 PAC. Glad I adopted you- all your recipes have been keepers. :-)
Not sure about Ham n Goody's, but these are nice little lemon bite. I made some cookies and come in my mini muffin tin. I like better with the lemon glaze....I may try lemon extract in the batter next time. Thanks for posting!