Lemon Sugar Cookies

Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe - Cashmere & Cocktails

Prepare yourself for some sunshine in cookie form with these Lemon Sugar Cookies (and I don’t know about you, but I need all of the extra rays I can get at this point). Honestly, I’m having a hard time believing that September is just around the corner. While I love all things fall, I feel like this summer completely escaped me and I’m left feeling more than a little down about it. So before I accept the inevitable and immerse myself in Pumpkinland, I’m going to pump out a few more summery recipes. Cool? Besides, not only do these lemon sugar cookies feel like a bite of sunshine, they’re also soft, chewy and come with just the right amount of zingy lemon flavor, so they’re a win in any season.

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Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe - Cashmere & Cocktails Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe - Cashmere & Cocktails Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe - Cashmere & Cocktails

Here’s what you’ll need:

For the cookies:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • Pinch salt

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2-3Tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed

Here’s what you’ll do:

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and granulated sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Add eggs, vanilla and lemon zest and mix until well combined.
  3. Add lemon juice, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Beat until combined. Do not over mix.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350° Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  6. Scoop chilled cookie dough by the tablespoon and roll into 1” balls. Place rolled batter onto lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  8. While cookies bake, combine confectioner’s sugar, vanilla and lemon juice in a mixing bowl. Whisk until smooth and set aside.
  9. Once baked, allow cookies to cool completely. Drizzle with glaze.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

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