Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Lemon Glazed Sugar Cookies


Lemon Glazed Cookie | Cooking on the Front Burner


Hooray-Spring is in the air!  It officially arrived a couple days ago and I think we need to celebrate with these Lemon Glazed Sugar Cookies.  Sound pretty good to you?  I'm ready to move forward, forget winter and enjoy getting outside again. The house needs to be opened up, aired out and since I forgot to take the screens off last winter, I'm ready to do that too :)  What do you look forward to the most in the spring?  I love seeing the daffodils come up, the trees starting to bud and seeing the neighbors again!  We all hibernate in the winter, so the warmer days are great to hang outside and see what everyone has been up to.  It's a refreshing time of the year just like these lemon cookies!  Hmmm - I'll need to make another batch to share with them soon.

Lemons to me are like sunshine - so bright, refreshing and pleasing to the taste buds.  I could have something lemony every day!  Sweet or savory dishes are ok with me too.  What I liked about making these cookies is that they are super easy and the dough does not need to be refrigerated.  If you have about 45 minutes to spare, you can whip these up.  You will also love the chewy texture. 

With Easter coming up next weekend, these would be perfect to serve to guests or bring to a gathering.  In fact, I'll be doing just that.  We'll be going to some friend's house this year and I'm usually in charge of sweets.  I'll want to make something a bit fancier too but these cookies will be coming along too.  I'll need to start figuring out what else to make.  Since I've got the lemon cravings satisfied, I'm sure I'll go with chocolate!  You can never go wrong with that either, right?

Lemon Sugar Cookies with Glaze


by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 11 minutes
Yield about 3 1/2 dozen
Inspired by Deliciously Yum
Ingredients
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • white sparkling sugar (to roll the cookie dough in)
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 and then line your cookie sheets with parchment paper
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl beat the butter and sugar until creamy (about 2 minutes) then add in the egg, vanilla extract and lemon zest and mix well
  4. Add in the juice of the half lemon and mix well
  5. Add the flour mixture in the wet ingredients about 1/2 cup at a time and mix until combined
  6. In a small bowl place the sugar sprinkles
  7. Roll the dough into balls (a bit larger than a walnut) then roll in sugar and place on your parchment paper
  8. Bake for 11 minutes (until set) then cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before cooling completely on a wire rack
  9. Make your glaze by sifting the powdered sugar then add the juice of the second lemon half and add one tablespoon of milk. If a bit too stiff add in 1-2 teaspoons of milk until it is drizzle consistency.
  10. Drizzle the glaze over completely cooled cookies and store in a airtight container for a week or these also freeze well
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Lemon Glazed Cookies | Cooking on the Front Burner





I love squeezing my lemons the old fashioned way.



Glazed Lemon Cookies | Cooking on the Front Burner

20 comments:

  1. Hi Deb, Lemon ... of course! Everyone knows your love of this citrus. These cookies look refreshing and delicious. Pinned and Happy Easter! Joan-My Cookie Clinic

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  2. Beautiful photos, Deb! These cookies just scream SPRING! It was so nice meeting you today!

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  3. I'm the same way about lemon! I was just sitting here thinking I should make some cookies for Easter - I think I found the perfect recipe! :)

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  4. Love Lemon!! These sound and look amazing!

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  5. I feel the same way! I'm totally over winter and ready for spring! Let's celebrate with these lemon cookies!

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    1. Well, we had a foot of snow a couple days again but it is now gone - YAY!

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  6. I love lemon desserts and these cookies are just perfect for spring!

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  7. I'm in love with these! Perfect for spring!

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  8. These lemon cookies look delicious! I love making lemon cookies in the summertime and have bookmarked them for when the warmer weather finally arrives. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Oh my wow do these look good... And so totally perfect for spring! - Jerusha, ThePositiveYear.com

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  10. So yummy!Hope you had a good Easter! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared.

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  11. Oh, yum! I love anything citrus, especially lemon. There's something so light and summery about it. These look great!

    I'd love to have you link up at The Alder Collective Link Party! http://bit.ly/1LYB1Zn

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  12. Lemon is my favorite kind of cookie!

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  13. Oh how I love lemon cookies! (Well, lemon anything!). And I love any cookie that I get to roll in a ball because I feel like I have so much more control over how they come out (all the same size). Pinning! Thank you!

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  14. So scrumptious! I can't wait to try this recipe...lemon sugar cookies, yes please! I've picked this project as one of the features for this week's #MondayFundayParty. http://www.100directions.com/pretty-decor-food-ideas/ Thank you so much for sharing!

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  15. Hello cute lady! Just stopping by to let you know that your yummy lemon cookies will be featured at our party that starts tonight at 7pm. Woo Hoo! Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight! Lou Lou Girls

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