Super Soft Lemon Glazed Sugar Cookies

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The recipe for these amazing Super Soft Lemon Glazed Sugar Cookies are literally the best cookies for spring and summer! Light and lemony…I wanted to eat them all. These soft lemon cookies are delectable, thick, soft, pillowy bakery style cookies.  Mmmm…sooo good!

I can’t even explain to you how good these taste, but you’ll have to make these and let me know if you’re on the same page when it comes to lemon. Like this Easy No-Bake Lemon Pie Dessert, these Lemon Cream Cheese Blondies and this Luscious Lemon Sour Cream Pie!

Super Soft Lemon Glazed Sugar Cookies

Why We Love These Super Soft Lemon Glazed Sugar Cookies

  • These super soft lemon glazed sugar cookies are truly unique and delicious treat.
  • Easy to make, no chilling the dough, so you make and bake and glaze!
  • Combining the flavorful tartness of lemons with the comfort of a sugar cookie, this one-of-a-kind combination of flavors will delight everyone!
  • The soft and chewy center of these lemon glazed sugar cookies will surely satisfy any craving when it comes with freshly-baked, homemade treats.
  • You can taste the lemony sunshine bursting right through these cookies each time you bite into these delightful gems.
  • The yummy layer of sweet and tart lemon icing glaze on top makes it the ultimate lemon explosion cookie package.

Super Soft Lemon Glazed Sugar Cookies

These super soft lemon glazed sugar cookies are sure to delight the taste buds. So refreshing to taste and lucky for all of us, this soft lemon cookie recipe is pretty easy to make.

This recipe makes approximately 18 cookies and I guarantee they will not last long if you take them to a party or let the family at ’em.  We included it in our 30 Mother’s Day Desserts for Mom as well, because I know for a fact, my mom would love these, since she’s a lemon lover!

So, are you ready to imagine the sweetness of lemon sugar cookies, softened with a light and zesty lemon glaze?

Super Soft Lemon Glazed Sugar Cookies

Ingredients You Need

Soft Lemon Sugar Cookies 

Lemon Icing Glaze

Super Soft Lemon Glazed Sugar Cookies

How to Make Soft Lemon Cookie Recipe 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

How to Make the Dough

  1. In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt, set aside.
  2. In another bowl, using a mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in lemon juice, milk, eggs, vanilla, almond milk and lemon zest optional and continue mixing until combined.
  3. Add ½ of the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix.  Add rest of the flour and mix together until combined.

Baking the Super Soft Lemon Glazed Sugar Cookies

  1. Using a medium size cookie scoop, drop scooped cookies out on parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake about 8-10 minutes, or until cookies do not sink or imprint when lightly touched on top. Do not over-bake.  Cookies should not be brown.

Preparing the Lemon Glaze

  1. In a shallow bowl, mix powdered sugar and lemon juice in a bowl. Add in milk and continue stirring until mixed well and it’s a nice thick consistency, yet pourable.
  2. Dip cooled cookies in icing and allow to set on a cookie rack.

Super Soft Lemon Glazed Sugar Cookies

Super Soft Lemon Glazed Sugar Cookies

With this recipe, you can have homemade bakery-quality super soft lemon glazed sugar cookies anytime you want them! This easy-to-follow recipe is sure to wow all.

A delicious twist on the traditional sugar cookie, these sweet and zesty treats will have you coming back for more.

Super Soft Lemon Glazed Cookies recipe

Seriously, I wanted to eat the whole dang batch and I’m a chocolate girl, but that doesn’t stop me from loving all the other desserts out there.  That’s  why I’m here…sharing my passion for desserts and eating them all along the journey.  LOL!

More Delish!

 

Super Soft Lemon Glazed Sugar Cookies

Lemon Glazed Soft-Baked Sugar Cookies

Kim Lange
These delectable lemon glazed sugar cookies are super soft, thick and bursting with sweet and tangy lemon flavor.
4.25 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 18 Servings
Calories

Ingredients
 
 

Lemon Sugar Cookies

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • cup almond milk you can use regular milk as well
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ¼ cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Optional: 1 Tbsp lemon zest

Lemon Icing Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 ½ lemons
  • 1 tablespoon almond milk or milk

Instructions
 

Lemon Sugar Cookies:

  • In a bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt, set aside.
  • In another bowl, using a mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in lemon juice, milk, eggs, vanilla, almond milk and lemon zest optional and continue mixing until combined.
  • Add 1/2 of the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix. Add rest of the flour and mix together until combined.
  • Using a medium size cookie scoop, drop scooped cookies out on parchment paper lined baking sheet and bake about 8-10 minutes, or until cookies do not sink or imprint when lightly touched on top. Do not over-bake. Cookies should not be brown.

Lemon Icing Glaze:

  • In a shallow bowl, mix powdered sugar and lemon juice in a bowl. Add in milk and continue stirring until mixed well and it's a nice thick consistency, yet pourable.
  • Dip cooled cookies in icing and allow to set on a cookie rack.
  • After icing has set, seal cookies for keep soft.
Keyword cookies, lemon, summer
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Recipe slightly modified from A Latte Food

33 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for answering so fast. I’m baking them right now. Baking for My family coming from Germany for Easter.

  2. Yes you can. You can freeze it for up to three months. The cookies should be kept in the airtight container at room temperature for at least two hours before being allowed to thaw. I would frost after the fact, but it is up to you. Hope you enjoy, they are soooo good!

  3. Sherri,
    Thinking of some reasons. Lemon Zest: It’s optional on the zest if you want it or not, but yes 1 tablespoon is good. However, if you zest too much of the pith of the lemon, the white stuff under the lemon outer rind, it can be bitter. Baking powder: The normal proportion is about 1 to 2 teaspoons per 1 cup of flour and this uses 3 1/4 cups. This link explains more about baking powder. Other than that, I’m sorry it didn’t work out for you Sherri. πŸ™ Thank you, I appreciate your feedback.

    https://www2.shaftek.org/personal/writing/baking-powder-and-bitter-taste-january-20th-2007/

  4. I made these cookies exactly like the recipe, using 1/2 Tbsp. lemon zest in the cookie dough recipe. The cookies had a bitter after taste. Is the measurement of 4 tsp. baking powder correct? It seemed like a lot. If i make them again, I would use at least 1 whole Tbsp. of lemon zest.

  5. Your Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies have become a staple in my house. So excited to try this recipe, it’s perfect for the spring time!

  6. LOL Maria! I probably spend way too much trying to figure out my titles of recipes, so I’m glad you approve! πŸ™‚ These cookies are the bomb and you would probably finish the batch…not even lying here.. πŸ™‚

  7. I would love to Katherine!! These are amazing, and I’m not even pregnant with the cravings like someone I know, but I can’t stop.:) Thank you Katherine, I know you would love these!

  8. Wow! These sound spectacular! And I’m a chocolate girl, too! I’m all about the citrus these past few weeks though, so these may happily be in my future! Pinning!

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