Glazed Lemon Cookie Recipe [with Video]

Enjoy a citrus burst with every bite of this Glazed Lemon Cookie Recipe.

These cookies are soft and chewy with a tangy lemon flavor that’s complemented by a sweet glaze.

Lemon is one of many popular tastes of summer. 

Be sure to check out the rest of our easy cookies recipes, too!

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A Lemony Summer Treat

If you are looking for a sweet and zesty treat, glazed lemon cookies are a perfect choice!

They are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth, and the lemon flavor makes them a refreshing option for warmer weather.

With summer, we absolutely go crazy for all of the fresh lemons!

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One of my family’s favorite things is to make fresh lemon water.

lemon tree with 3 lemons

My parents have an actual lemon tree in their backyard in Florida.

So we literally step outside and pluck a lemon off of the tree.

The interesting thing is that the lemons don’t grow in a lemon-drop shape like the ones you see in a grocery store.

Instead, they’re round like an orange.

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A special thanks to Milk Means More and Culinary.net for this fresh tasting glazed lemon cookie recipe.

Glazed Lemon Cookie Recipe

Glazed Lemon Cookies

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

Directions for Lemon Cookie Recipe:

Heat oven to 350 F.

Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

In large bowl, mix butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and mix well. Add lemon zest, lemon juice and lemon extract; beat until combined.

In medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly beat dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Beat until combined.

Spoon out dough and roll into balls. Place on parchment paper 1 inch apart and lightly press with fingers to slightly flatten dough. 

Bake 15 minutes, or until edges start to brown.

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Transfer cookies to wire rack to completely cool.

Glazed Lemon Cookie with Lemon Pieces

To make glaze: Whisk powdered sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice until smooth.

Dip top sides of cookies into glaze for full coverage.

Even More Lemon Recipes!

Craving even more lemon tartness with sweet?

Light, airy and bursting with citrusy flavor, Lemon Cream Puffs are filled with a luscious lemon cream filling, creating a dessert that’s both indulgent and refreshing.

Quick and easy to make, these Easy Lemon Bars feature a soft crust and a tangy, sweet filling topped with powdered sugar.

Lemon Cheesecake with Fresh Fruit perfectly combines the tangy, zesty flavor of fresh lemons with the creamy, rich taste of cheesecake.

Jump into happy, sunny days with this lemon cookies recipe  – the perfect combo of sweet and slight zing that will wake up and delight your taste buds.

Glazed Lemon Cookies

Glazed Lemon Cookies

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Lemon is one of many popular tastes of summer.  Enjoy a citrus burst with every bite of these Glazed Lemon Cookies.  

Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  3. In large bowl, mix butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and mix well. Add lemon zest, lemon juice and lemon extract; beat until combined.
  4. In medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly beat dry ingredients into wet ingredients. Beat until combined.
  5. Spoon out dough and roll into balls. Place on parchment paper 1 inch apart and lightly press with fingers to slightly flatten dough. 
  6. Bake 15 minutes, or until edges start to brown.
  7. Transfer cookies to wire rack to completely cool.
  8. To make glaze: Whisk powdered sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice until smooth.
  9. Dip top sides of cookies into glaze for full coverage.

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