Glazed Lemon Cookies

Delicious shortbread-like cookies with a sweet-tart lemon glaze! These are a favorite of everyone in my family!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
36 cookies


  • ¾ cup butter

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • 1 cup icing sugar

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Combine butter and sugar in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract.

  3. Mix flour, lemon zest, and salt in a separate bowl. Pour over butter mixture; beat until combined.

  4. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface and cut into cookies. Arrange on the lined baking sheets.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are set and bottoms are golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Allow cookies to cool, about 10 minutes.

  6. While cookies are cooling, mix icing sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest together in a small bowl. Spread glaze over the cookies.

Cook's Note:

You can roll the dough into 2 logs and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours, then slice and bake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

91 Calories
4g Fat
13g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 11mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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