Today is day one of 3 days off work this week and I’m headed up to a friend’s cottage tomorrow morning. As every good Dutch girl knows, one must not to one’s friend’s house empty handed!
It’s too hot to bring something chocolatey, and really it’s too hot for anything super rich too… so we kept it simple. And during the heat of summer, what better flavor than lemon?! So, I went in search of a lemon sugar cookie recipe online and found this one at Two Peas & Their Pod. Sounded easy and light so we gave it a shot. They turned out perfectly! I did have to improvise a little since I didn’t have fresh lemons in the house, but we made it work and even added a lemony glaze for a little extra summer flavor.
GLAZED LEMON SUGAR COOKIES
- 2 3/4 c. flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 c. butter, softened
- 1 1/2 c. sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 T. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. lemon extract
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 c. sugar (to roll cookies in)
- 1/4 c. powdered sugar
- lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour and powders and set aside. Cream butter, sugar and egg. Add lemon juice and extracts then dry ingredients.
Scoop tablespoons of batter and roll into balls with your hands. Drop into sugar and coat. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. (Loosen immediately – these want to stick to the pan for some reason.)
Once cookies are cooled, slowly drip lemon juice over powdered sugar until just dissolved. Mixture should be slightly thick. Drizzle over cookies with a fork. After glaze is hardened, store cookies in airtight container.