Becky Luigart-Stayner
32 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Beat first 3 ingredients with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add honey, extract, and egg; beat until well-blended. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt, stirring well with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with yogurt, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Drop by level tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Step 3

Combine powdered sugar and juice in a small bowl; stir with a whisk. Brush powdered sugar mixture evenly over hot cookies. Sprinkle evenly with 2 teaspoons rind. Remove cookies from pan; cool on wire racks.

Ratings & Reviews

steponme's Review

April 06, 2014
Delish; lots of lemony flavor;-).

BenitaLee's Review

March 09, 2014
Excellent recipe. Cookies are light and cake-like. Used sour cream instead of yogurt with great results. I used a small ice cream scoop and dropped level scoops, so they were puffy and consistent in size. Half the frosting recipe is enough to give each cookie a thin glaze (1/2 cup powdered sugar + 1 tablespoon lemon juice); omitted lemon rind in frosting to keep it smooth. Easy and delicious, would definitely make again.

Jennnnn's Review

July 11, 2013

CaseyF8's Review

April 14, 2013

rainblossom82's Review

December 29, 2012
These are easy and delicious cookies! They have a light lemony flavor and the frosting is great! I also did what others said and mixed the zest into the frosting. I gave them as Christmas gifts. I would definitely make them again.

peanut3149's Review

December 09, 2012
I've been making this cookie every year since this recipe was published. Excellent flavor: tartness balanced with hint of sweet. The cookie is cake-like but melts in mouth. Delicious.

Catgo6's Review

November 28, 2012
These are very good cookies and easy to make! Family loved them!

CookinMama35's Review

February 08, 2012
My most favorite cook recipe EVER! These are also my favorite cookies to give to others, I make a batch using lemons and the next batch using oranges....YUM!

lavertyds's Review

December 22, 2011

TimelyBaker's Review

December 11, 2011
This is a phenomenal recipie! It's definitely a keeper and one that I will use forever. I don't own any type of mixer, so I did it by hand and it still came out wonderfully. The texture is so soft and delicate and the icing is to die for! It is so delicious and I agree that mixing the lemon rind in the icing and not sprinkling it is a better idea. I didn't quite make 32 cookies, but that may be because the size wasn't consistant.