I feel like I am cheating when I make these......they are that easy! And tasty!!
I started off with a bag of sugar cookie mix.
I followed the directions on the back of the bag for drop cookies and also added the zest of one lemon.
If you don't have a micro-plane, I really recommend one! They come in so handy for zesting citrus, grating cheese, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger......My favorite being grating fresh parmesan cheese over spaghetti. Using a small cookie scoop, I scooped the dough onto a cookie sheet and followed the directions for oven temperature and bake time.
While my cookies baked, I juiced the lemon that I had zested.
I poured my lemon juice into a bowl and added powdered sugar. I added 1 1/4 cups to get an icing more on the runny side. It is dependent though on how juicy your lemon is and also if you just want a thicker icing. After 8 minutes of baking, my cookies were lightly browned on the bottom and I transferred them to a cooling rack.
I was able to get 33 cookies out of this batch. When they were all cool, I dipped them into the icing.
I placed them back onto the cooling rack so the extra icing could drip off and sprinkled them with white sparkling sugar.
Now, how easy were those!