Credit: Mike Krautter

Recipe Summary

Makes 36 cookies


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine butter, granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon orange zest, and 2 teaspoons lemon zest and beat on medium-high until pale and fluffy, 3 minutes, scraping down bowl as needed. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add flour mixture; beat to combine.

  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place, 2 inches apart, on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until edges are lightly golden, 12 to 15 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Let cool on sheets on wire racks 5 minutes, then transfer cookies to racks and let cool completely.

  • Whisk together remaining tablespoon orange zest and 2 teaspoons lemon zest, citrus juices, and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Dip the top of each cookie in glaze to coat. Let set 1 hour.

Cook's Notes

Store in an airtight container up to 3 days.


Reviews (4)

128 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 38
  • 3 star values: 31
  • 2 star values: 18
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
My family loved them. I think next time I would reduce the sugar to one cup. I added a few craisins and white chocolate chips. Yum Yum!!
Rating: 5 stars
Second time I have made these. Seriously so good! I used some tangerine zest/juice and the citrus is just so delicious. perfect cookie for lemon fans.
Rating: 5 stars
Woderfu recipe!!! Exacta en ingredientes y realización. Merci, Martha!!!
Rating: 5 stars
My guy has been telling me about a soft, iced lemon cookie he would buy at a hometown bakery when he was a boy. I have tried many recipes to duplicate his memory......this recipe was the one.