Thursday, December 16, 2010

Lemon Cookies

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!


  1. These are super delicious, and I'm so happy I know how to make them now!! My whole family loved them!

  2. how can something so simple be so good. love the lemon in the frosting.