Thursday, August 2, 2012

Lemon Cookies {All Things Pretty}

I am so excited to link up with Niki, Amanda, Jade, and Bethany for...
 the All Things Pretty Linky Party!
This sounded like so much fun, and of course I love pretty things.

Today, I'm sharing Lemon Cookies.
I had the urge this week to make something sweet but tart, and use the lemons I've had sitting in the fruit basket.

Ta-da! Lemon Cookies!

Here's what you need:

1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
Lemon juice (from 1/2 a lemon)
Lemon zest (from a whole lemon)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cup flour

Here's what you do:

Preheat oven to 350F

Cream butter and sugar

Add lemon juice, zest, egg, & vanilla

don't you just love this measuring spoon? it sits flat on the counter!

Sift in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt then mix 
(don't over-mix)

Refrigerate dough for approximately 20 minutes.
I didn't do this and think the cookies would form better if the dough is slightly chilled.

Drop by teaspoon-fulls onto cookie sheet
 I love using my cookie scoop- it's so easy and makes perfect scoops. A spoon will work just fine, though!

Bake for 10-12 minutes. Edges should be slightly brown.

Let cool for a couple minutes, then transfer to wire rack. 
Let cookies cool completely.

Lemon glaze
I think the cookies taste great without the glaze but if you are a glaze/frosting type of person, you might enjoy this last step.

Mix ~1/2 cup powdered sugar and juice from 1/2 lemon together to form a paste.
Drizzle over cooled cookies.

These taste like sugar cookies with a hint of lemon tart-ness. Perfect for summer!
(adapted from this recipe)

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone else's pretty things today.

All Things Pretty Linky Party

If you are stopping by from the link-up, say hi! I love making new friends!


  1. These look SO good. I'm going to have to try them. I love lemon and the glaze looks so yummy!

    I love that measuring spoon too - it's so fun!

  2. These look DELICIOUS!!! I'm glad you had the urge ;)

  3. These look sooo yummy!!!! I love lemon flavored anything!! :) Showing some <3 from the all things pretty link party. XO Lynds @ ItMom

  4. Those look delish! I shall be making them. I am obsessed with anything lemon these days! It must be the tartness.

  5. Oh. Dear. I could definitely go for one of these cookies right about now. They look delish! I'll have to try out this recipe sometime for sure! Thanks for sharing & thanks for linking up! :)

  6. Stopped by from the link-up and your cookies look delicious!

  7. Coming by from the linky party. These look A-MAZE-ING!!!


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