Sweet, tart, and a hint of salt! These are refreshing cookies and oh, so easy! Soft and chewy, sweet and with tart. These cookies are a real crowd-pleaser.
1 cup softened butter
1 ½ cups sugar
2 tsp fresh lemon juice zest of one lemon
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
3 cups all-purpose flour
Pour all ingredients in a bowl and mix. With lightly floured hands, roll the slightly sticky dough into balls and flatten with your fingertips. Arrange on a baking stone with 1” between cookies. Bake on 325 for about 12-15 minutes. They should not get brown. Mix the glaze ingredients by hand in a glass measuring cup. Remove from the oven and flatten with the top of a wide spatula. While cookies are still warm, spoon the glaze on top of each cookie. Garnish with more lemon zest if you like.
Lemonade Glaze -
3 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 tsp white corn syrup
¼ cup + 1 tblsp. Fresh lemon juice
zest of one lemon
Please don’t send me an email asking if you can use lemon juice concentrate instead of real lemon juice. The answer is Yes! (but why would you?) You need an actual lemon zest for these cookies so you may as well use the juice inside the lemon. These cookies are so yummy; you wouldn’t want to sacrifice any of the flavors!
Recipe yields 48 2” cookies.