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Glazed Lemon Cookies

Recipe photo courtesy of Raymond Hom

For the true lemon lover, these crisp cookies are the perfect treat.

Source: Everyday Food, May 2009
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For orange- or lime-flavored cookies, substitute the zest and juice of those fruits.

Cook's Notes

Always zest the lemons (preferably with a Microplane tool) before juicing them.

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How would you rate this recipe?
  • yuh123
    10 FEB, 2018
    This recipe is garbage, UTTER GARBAGE!!! I'm disgusted with how they turned out. They weren't even cookies and they took 45 minutes just to bake them in the oven. I baked them for my family and they all threw it in the trash! This is the same woman, Martha Stewart that still should have stayed in jail where she belongs. Delete this recipe RIGHT NOW!!!!
  • jnjuniorjac
    31 DEC, 2017
  • cathcrive5865746
    4 DEC, 2017
    I have made several recipes of these cookies...they are a huge favorite for my family since the 1st time I made them!!! I always make a double recipe and instead of using 2 t. of vanilla .. I use 1t. of vanilla and 1t. of lemon extract. I also use more of the lemon zest than this recipe calls for, love the flavor/texture.
  • ALR12706336DW
    12 DEC, 2016
    Made these cookies,except i used lemon extract in place of vanilla,my husband says they are the best cookie he has ever eaten,and he is picky! I bake on pizza stones ,they work best.
  • sbphotofly
    3 APR, 2015
    Can anyone ballpark how long the dough will last if refrigerated or frozen?
  • julietgf
    28 MAR, 2015
    I followed this recipe as is except for making them gluten free. In lieu of all-purpose flour I used 2/3 cup sorghum flour, 2/3 cup brown rice flour, 1/3 cup potato starch and 3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum. Because it was gf, too, I mixed after the dry ingredients were added for a couple of minutes to make sure the liquid was absorbed and the gum "activated." They turned out fantastic! Everyone, gluten eaters or not, loved them and had more than one! Very versatile and delicious! Thank you!
  • Sue Carol Mansfeldt
    1 FEB, 2015
    This was a great recipe. The texture of the cookie was perfect. I did alter the recipe slightly, added 1 extra tablespoon of lemon juice because I wanted a stronger taste. I also added a 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips, just for fun. It was YUMMY!!
  • The Short Lady
    31 MAY, 2014
    I make these cookies regularly now. They are wonderful, easy to make, and very lemony. When I bring them to family gatherings, they disappear quickly, and I get many compliments.
  • gapeach1
    21 DEC, 2013
    I used a pastry brush to put on the glaze. After it dried I applied a second coat of glaze to add even more lemon flavor to this simple, but delicious cookie.
  • knew baker
    24 SEP, 2013
    I'm knew to baking and I have to say it's addicting thank you for the recipe the cookies didn't come out lemony like I wanted but still good

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