Lemon-Glazed Sugar Cookies

These delicate lemon cookies are perfect for a bridal luncheon, afternoon snack, or after-dinner treat.

Yield: 21 servings (serving size: 1 cookie)
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons 1% low-fat milk
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons water
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons pastel-colored sugar sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Beat first 5 ingredients with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add flour and milk to sugar mixture, mixing well.
  3. Shape dough into 21 (1-inch) balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Flatten cookies with the bottom of a glass. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
  4. Combine powdered sugar, water, and lemon juice. Spoon glaze in center of each cookie; sprinkle with sugar sprinkles.
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