Glazed Meyer Lemon Cookies

These Glazed Meyer Lemon Cookies are soft and delicate with a sweet, citrus flavor!

These Glazed Meyer Lemon Cookies are soft and delicate with a sweet, citrus flavor! Get the recipe from SavorySimple.net

Holy lack of motivation. I have been really struggling to get back into the swing of things since the holidays. I went on a girls getaway this weekend and by the end of the trip I was feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to finally take on my task list. And then I got home and fell right back into the slump.

These Glazed Meyer Lemon Cookies are soft and delicate with a sweet, citrus flavor! Get the recipe from SavorySimple.net

It was so nice to get away, even if it was only for a few days. We found a Groupon for an all-inclusive resort in Cancun, which is a relatively short flight from DC. It felt amazing to escape the cold. I stared at the water, read a few books and took a much needed mental break. Now that I’m home, I’m definitely dragging. But today is better than yesterday and it’s time to get back to business. No more slacking.

If you’ve never used Meyer lemons, they’re slightly smaller than regular lemons with a hint of orange in their flavor profile. If you can’t locate them, regular lemons may be substituted in this recipe.

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These Glazed Meyer Lemon Cookies are soft and delicate with a sweet, citrus flavor! Get the recipe from SavorySimple.net

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Glazed Meyer Lemon Cookies

These Glazed Meyer Lemon Cookies are soft and delicate with a sweet, citrus flavor! Wonderful for a summery luncheon. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 40 (approximately)
Calories 131
Author Jennifer Farley

Ingredients

For the cookies:

  • 15 ounces all-purpose flour (approximately 3 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons Meyer lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 ounces unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy or light cream
  • 1 teaspoon fresh squeezed Meyer lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs

For the glaze:

  • 3/4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed Meyer lemon juice (approximately 3-4 lemons)

Instructions

  • Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, zest, baking soda and salt. In a liquid measuring cup, stir together the cream, lemon juice and vanilla.
  • In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together on medium high speed for several minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Turn the speed down to low and add the eggs one at a time, allowing each egg to fully incorporate into the batter. Scrape down the side of the bowl.
  • With the mixer running on medium low, alternate between adding the flour and cream mixture (which will have slightly curdled from the lemon juice) until all of the ingredients are incorporated. Use a spatula to scrape down to the bottom of the bowl one last time and give the batter a final stir.
  • Use a 1-inch cookie scoop to potion the dough onto the parchment (note: these cookies spread while baking so leave room between each cookie. Bake in batches if you have smaller baking sheets). Allow the cookies to chill in the refrigerator for 25 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk together the glaze ingredients and set aside.
  • Bake the cookies for 15-18 minutes, or until the edges are just starting to brown. Allow to cool for several minutes and then brush with the glaze.

Notes

These cookies spread while baking. I recommend leaving at least 1 1/2 -2 inches of space between each cookie. To be on the safe side, you might want to bake them in several batches while giving the dough ample room to spread out.
Regular lemons may be substituted.

Nutrition

Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 21mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 4.1% | Vitamin C: 0.8% | Calcium: 0.8% | Iron: 3%

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About Jennifer Farley

Jennifer graduated from the Culinary Arts program at L’Academie de Cuisine, and has worked professionally as a line cook, pastry chef, and cooking instructor. Her cookbook, The Gourmet Kitchen, was published in 2016 by Simon & Schuster.

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