Lemon Cookies (easy and customizable to your taste)

A couple weeks ago, I shared a photo of these delicious lemon cookies on my Instagram.

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To be completely honest, I’m not huge on lemon flavored anything (except homemade lemonade), but these cookies do not have an overpowering lemon flavor unless you make them that way.

I made these after we ran out of my second batch of White Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies mostly because my husband Ruben really likes lemon flavored foods (opposites attract is right! lol). Normally I don’t bake 3 dozen cookies, but this was enough to share a tin with our neighbor with our Christmas card. 

Lemon Cookies

Lemon Cookies dough

Cutting cookie dough always reminds me of playing with Playdoh when I was a little girl. I used to pretend making empanadas by making round little balls and inserting them in a disc shaped dough piece… my favorite part was crimping the edges with a fork. Did you do this? 

Lemon Cookies icing

When making the icing, flavor it with enough lemon juice for your taste. I like that this part can be toned down if you aren’t a huge lemon fan like me.

Lemon Cookies iced

The recipe for these lemon cookies are pretty easy but I’ll note a couple things:

First, you should know that it will take a bit of time for the dough to form. You may start to think that more moisture or flour is needed because it is very dry at first, but don’t change a thing and just keep kneading away until it comes together). Trust me on this one!

Second thing is you will want to refrigerate the dough so that it is easier to handle (it gets soft when handled too much) and easy to cut into triangles.

Lemon Triangle Cookies. I’ll post the recipe for these soon #cookies #baking #instafood #nomnom

A photo posted by Zully @ FoodieZoolee (@foodiezoolee) on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:44am PST

Lemon Cookies by FoodieZoolee.com
Lemon Cookies
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If you are looking for an easy cookie recipe that isn't super sweet, these lemon cookies are definitely the way to go. Make 3 dozen cookies in about an hour (including cooling).
Servings Prep Time
3 dozen 30 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 dozen 30 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Lemon Cookies by FoodieZoolee.com
Lemon Cookies
Print Recipe
If you are looking for an easy cookie recipe that isn't super sweet, these lemon cookies are definitely the way to go. Make 3 dozen cookies in about an hour (including cooling).
Servings Prep Time
3 dozen 30 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 dozen 30 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Ingredients
for the dough
for the icing
Servings: dozen
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, and lemon peel. Cut in butter until crumbly. Transfer the mixture to a clean counter and knead gently to form a smooth dough. Be patient, I promise it'll come together after 2-4 minutes.
  3. Roll dough onto a lightly floured surface. Shape it into a rectangle. Cut rectangle into even squares and then cut squares diagonally into triangles. Place one inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  4. Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Move to wire racks to cool completely while you make the icing.
for the icing
  1. In a small bowl, mix confectioners sugar, lemon peel and lemon juice (customize based on your preference for consistency and taste). Drizzle over cookies and let it set.
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I really hope you enjoy these lemon cookies and if you try them, please come back and let me know how it went!

5 thoughts on “Lemon Cookies (easy and customizable to your taste)

  1. Dana Fashina

    Ah yes, I remember these awesome delights on instagram! Playing with dough as an adult, yes, they really are play dough like lol. I didn’t make many cookies as a kid.

    And I’m like you, don’t like lemony things, so I live that you can tone it Dien in this recipe.
    Does Reuben have a sweet tooth naturally?

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    1. Zully @ FoodieZoolee Post author

      Ruben really does have a sweet tooth naturally! And he is lucky because he is naturally thin, too lol. I on the other hand, am not too crazy with sweets, but really love making them. I’m just amazed at how much you can do with food – it’s art.

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  2. Mikaela

    I guess I’m in the minority here–I love lemon! And these look delicious and simple; I’ll have to give them a try. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog, Zully!

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