Monday, April 27, 2009

Glazed Lemon Cookies

WOW...These are good.  Usually I make cookies and send them to work with Abe for the boys, but I did not do that with this bunch.  These cookies are super easy to make and they are perfect for spring!!  This recipe is from Everyday Food, by Martha Stewart.

2 cups all purpose  flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 T. finely grated lemon zest, plus 2 T. fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temp. ( I know, just keep reading)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
Lemon Glaze ( see below)

  1. Preheat oven to 350.  In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest.  In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add egg, vanilla, and lemon juice and beat until combined.  With a mixer on low speed, beat in flour mixture.
  2. Drop dough by heaping tablespoons, 1 inch apart, onto 2 baking sheets.  Bake until edges are golden 15 to 20 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through.  Let cool 2 minutes on sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  Spread cookies with Lemon Glaze and let set, about 1 hour.
LEMON GLAZE:  In a medium bowl, whisk 2 cups confectioners sugar, 2 T. finely grated lemon zest, and 1/3 cup lemon juice until smooth.

THE VERDICT: Amazing...They came out so soft, and zesty.  I enjoyed one with a cup of tea before I went to bed, and it was perfect.


Joelen said...

Lemon cookies are perfect for the spring and summer - looks great!