Years ago, I had a recipe book set, and this very same recipe was one of my all time favorites. I had to move cross country, and left my cookbook collection behind. I have searched often for a lemon cookie recipe that came close to this, with no luck. Today, through Pinterest it popped up!
I saw the picture of the cookie, and knew immediately that this was the one! I am so excited. I will probably make these this weekend!
This is my go to recipe for sugar cookies. The lemon makes them a winner with adults. You can get buy with a thin royal icing dip , the flavor of the cookie doesn't really warrant a lot of frosting. This recipe makes a lot of cookies.
pretty, nice flavor, but the dough was a little stiff and difficult to handle when chilled. maybe next time i will roll out right away. i think the frosting needed a dash of lemon juice and zest
This is definitely a recipe TO be toyed with. It simply would taste too bland as is. The results of mine are lemony and light. This is not a great icing classic sugar cookie or base for Christmas cookies which is what I'd been looking for, what it is, is a light lemon cookie recipe perfect with a cup of tea or a person who likes a lemon cookie without a lot of sugar. Here are my changes: 1 cup (1/2 lb.) butter, at room temperature 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 large eggs 2 teaspoon grated lemon peel 7 teaspoons (not table) lemon juice ( 1 tablespoon milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 heaping teaspoon baking powder (ONLY ONE!) 1/2 teaspoon salt White sugar or crystal sugar to press on top Important to wait 24 hours before baking. I waited 3 hours initially and they came out edible bland even with my adjustments. After 24 hours and some white sugar pressed into the tops at baking they were spectacular. I did 375 and larger cookies sliced from a roll. Bk sheet can be ungreased
This recipe is BUNK! Beware.The amount of baking soda in this recipe is too much it will ruin the batch. A teaspoon should be enough Either this is intentional or a mistake.
I added twice as much lemon rind and there was only a very subtle flavour. Also, I found the cookie to be very tough...it was hard in an unpleasant way. Maybe it's the butter to flour ratio. Disappointing since lemon cookies sound really good.
Rather bland. Could use more lemon.
These are fabulous. Recipe needs more lemon so I double the lemon. I even add lemon juice and zest to the icing and top with sparkle sugar! Yummy...
Delicious cookies! I love that they are relatively low in sugar and butter (as compared to most cookie recipes), and the texture is wonderful. I used the limes I had in my fridge instead of lemon and found that a lot of the flavor baked out, leaving a subtle hint of lime. I'll definitely keep this recipe, and I"m going to double the lime zest next time. Thanks!
Wow! Great recipe! Upped the lemon rind to 1 T. Great icing: 1 c. confectioner's sugar, 2T. milk, 2T. corn syrup, 1/4 tsp. lemon extract. Adds a real zing! Enjoy! Made 32 large heart cookies.
The dough was very dense, making it hard to work with after it had chilled, but it goes a long way. I froze half the dough to bake during the holidays. A good sugar cookie, but as another review noted, the recipe needs more lemon. I will try these again with lemon extract or more juice/zest.
Delicious. I wanted to try a different sugar cookie recipe for the holiday's this year and stumbled across this lemon version. They were fabulous and everyone loved them. I made the dough around Thanksgiving and froze until about a week before Christmas, it worked out great! The recipe made 56 medium cookies. Will definitely made again next year (if not sooner)!
Needs more lemon, but pretty good. Was able to make about 3x the amount of cookies that the recipe says it yeilds.
Delicious cookie, I used half water, half fresh lemon juice for the icing, it added an extra zing.