Two Peas and Their Pod

Glazed Lemon Cookies

We hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. We spent Easter in California with Josh’s family. It was nice to be surrounded by family, friends, and of course tasty food. I hope you haven’t overdosed on Easter candy, because I have a sweet recipe for you today-Glazed Lemon Cookies.  These cookies are light, refreshing, and perfect for spring.

Lemon Glazed Cookies on The BEST lemon cookies!

I make these cookies frequently during the spring and summer months. The cookies are soft and buttery with a hint of lemon. The lemon glaze adds a sweet and tart finish to these cheery cookies. These glazed lemon cookies make a great dessert for picnics, bbq’s, and showers. I’ve made them several times for friend’s bridal or baby showers. Everyone adores them.

If you need to add a little sunshine into your Monday, make a batch of Glazed Lemon Cookies. I am sure they will put a smile on your face. Enjoy!

Glazed Lemon Cookies

Yield: 3 dozen cookies


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons lemon zest
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the glaze:

1 cup powdered sugar
4-5 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


1. Preheat the oven to 35o degrees F. Line two baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.

2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Whisk and set aside.

3. In a small bowl, add granulated sugar and lemon zest. Rub the sugar and lemon zest together with your fingers, until fragrant.

4. Beat butter and sugar/lemon mixture together until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.

5. Slowly beat in flour mixture on low speed until blended. Drop dough by tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Gently flatten dough with the palm of your hand.

6. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until cookies are just set and slightly golden brown. Cool cookies on baking sheet for 2 minutes and transfer to cooking racks. Cool completely.

7. In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice. Dip each cookie top into the lemon glaze. Let cookies sit until icing has set.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies

If you like Glazed Lemon Cookies, you might also like:

Lemon Sugar Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Zesty Lemon Cookies from Real Mom Kitchen
Lemon Drop Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Lemon Sandwich Cookies from How To Simplify

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126 Responses to “Glazed Lemon Cookies”

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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet — April 25, 2011 @ 3:46 am

    I love all of your lemon desserts. These look so refreshing and beautiful!

  2. VeggieGirl — April 25, 2011 @ 3:59 am

    So lovely you went out to California!! And I love those cookies – so refreshing.

  3. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — April 25, 2011 @ 4:06 am

    Maria, these look so delicate and wonderful and beautiful!

  4. Erica — April 25, 2011 @ 4:38 am

    Hope you guys had a great trip. As I always note- I just love lemon in baked goods. These scream spring

  5. Estela @ Weekly Bite — April 25, 2011 @ 4:46 am

    Yum Maria!!! I’ve been obsessed with lemon desserts throughout my pregnancy. I must make these :)

  6. Heather (heather's dish) — April 25, 2011 @ 4:56 am

    these look like lemony heaven…they sound so good!

  7. Blog is the New Black — April 25, 2011 @ 4:58 am

    Yum! I have a new appreciation for lemon desserts!

  8. The Blue-Eyed Bakers — April 25, 2011 @ 5:24 am

    Delicious…so perfect for springtime!

  9. We love lemon cookies too Maria – bet they are even better with the glaze 😉

  10. These cookies are just beautiful Maria! I love lemon desserts and have been looking for a good lemon cookie recipe. I can’t wait to make these. :)

  11. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — April 25, 2011 @ 6:58 am

    I’ve been thinking about lemon cookies since the last time you posted some! Looks like I have a new recipe to try!

  12. EatLiveRun — April 25, 2011 @ 7:24 am

    lovely cookies! You are the lemon queen :)

  13. Lori @ RecipeGirl — April 25, 2011 @ 7:30 am

    More lemony yummyness- these look so good!

  14. Cookbook Queen — April 25, 2011 @ 7:37 am

    So springy and perfect :)

  15. Amanda — April 25, 2011 @ 8:20 am

    Gorgeous Maria… really well done!

  16. Robyn | Add a Pinch — April 25, 2011 @ 8:21 am

    These look like the perfect cookies!

  17. Lovely cookies, and I love the lemon flavor! They look so soft, buttery and absolutely delicious.

  18. Joanne — April 25, 2011 @ 9:39 am

    Lemony desserts definitely always never fail to make me happy! These look so good!

  19. Lesley Lifting Life — April 25, 2011 @ 9:39 am

    These look like the perfect Easter/spring cookie! :)

  20. Katrina — April 25, 2011 @ 9:39 am

    I absolutely love lemon. The glaze on these cookies is a wonderful addition!

  21. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — April 25, 2011 @ 10:36 am

    I bet these taste amazing! They almost look too delicate to eat! Nonsense I’m sure 😉

  22. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — April 25, 2011 @ 10:47 am

    These look awesome! Lemon is my new favorite ingredient; I’ll have to try them.

  23. susan — April 25, 2011 @ 11:36 am

    I have a similar recipe in my repertoire. Mmmm – Yummy

  24. Heather — April 25, 2011 @ 11:53 am

    These sound like the perfect spring time cookie! Lemon is one of my favorite ingredients this time of the year!
    Hope you had a great Easter!

  25. Weekend Cowgirl — April 25, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

    Cowboy will love these! Thanks

  26. *Just Fran* — April 25, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

    A lemon cookie can never be wrong. So glad you shared the recipe.

  27. Melissa — April 25, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

    I love lemon! What appeals to me most in this recipe is the glaze. I can only imagine how delicious it really is. I was taken aback to see that lemon is so popular-my lemonade is the most viewed post on my blog. I think that’s a little nuts! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

  28. Kelley — April 25, 2011 @ 2:49 pm

    More lemons, yeah! Perfection!

  29. Tracy — April 25, 2011 @ 3:40 pm

    They sound so light and buttery!

  30. Cookin' Canuck — April 25, 2011 @ 5:00 pm

    These are a perfect way to celebrate the arrival of spring.

  31. The Italian Dish — April 25, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

    These look just like spring! I love anything lemony.

  32. Jenny Flake — April 25, 2011 @ 6:02 pm

    So pretty and spring-y!

  33. Allison [Haute Box] — April 25, 2011 @ 7:32 pm

    Sweet. These are perfect for Spring!

  34. Racheal Dixon — April 25, 2011 @ 8:04 pm

    Yummy!!! 😀 I really enjoyed these cookies you sent home with us when we came to visit you. They are definitely delicious! I don’t think I will try to make them, because they won’t taste as good ;o)

    • twopeas replied: — April 26th, 2011 @ 7:16 am

      I am sure you can make them just as good if not better:)

  35. what katie's baking — April 25, 2011 @ 8:25 pm

    i DID need a little sunshine, thank you! :o)
    these look delicious and refreshing.

  36. Barbara Bakes — April 26, 2011 @ 6:36 am

    I love lemon cookies too. Funny I made some lemon drop cookies for Easter.

  37. These look so refreshing. Definitely could use a little of that on this gloomy day!

  38. The Café Sucré Farine — April 26, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    These look phenomenal! It seems that I can never have enough sugar cookies recipes – how fun to have a new one to try! Beautiful picture also, it makes my mouth water!

  39. Micleah — April 26, 2011 @ 2:11 pm

    I made them with orange zest and juice because that is what I had and they were delish!

  40. Lucy@The Sweet Touch — April 26, 2011 @ 3:23 pm

    You are right, these would be perfect for a bridal shower or picnic, the perfect sweet treat! Saving yet another recipe of yours!:)

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