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Friday, April 30, 2010

DIY Friday: easy lemon cookies!

Do you ever just get a random craving for lemon? (I confess: I do.) I haven't posted a recipe for a while, and this one came out so yummy!

(Gluten-free friends, this is such a basic recipe that I think it would be terrific with gf flour substitute!)

So without further ado, here are...Iced Lemon Shortbread Cookies:

For cookies (adapted from a Martha recipe):

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp almond extract
grated peel of one lemon
dash salt
1 cup all-purpose flour

For icing:

1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
lemon juice to icing consistency


Beat butter, sugar, lemon, and salt with mixer until light. Add flour on low until just blended.

Roll into a 1.5" diameter log on a sheet of waxed paper. Wrap tightly and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Preheat oven to 350. Slice dough in 3/8" slices and bake until lightly golden, about 12-15 minutes. Cool on rack.

To prepare icing, stir lemon juice a few drops at a time into icing until you reach desired consistency (about like stirred yogurt). When cookies are cool, spoon about a teaspoon of icing onto cookie and spread to edges.



  1. I love lemon cookies and cakes! Thanks, I'll try this!

  2. I just made them!
    They came out so tasty!
    II'm keeping this in my recipe book for sure. Thanks. :)
    Love, Hannah S.

  3. Oh, cool, I'm glad you liked them! I love lemon. Lemon sorbet is my fave. Have I posted a lemon sorbet recipe? Hmm...I should.

    Oh wait, I did! Here: http://www.hollycupala.com/2009/08/funky-friday-make-sorbet.html