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Lemon Glazed Soft-Baked Sugar Cookies
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
35 mins
These soft-baked lemon sugar cookies are super soft and tender, and topped with a sweet homemade lemon glaze! If you love lemon recipes as much as I do, this lemon sugar cookie recipe is just for you!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Glazed Soft-Baked Sugar Cookies
Servings: 18 cookies
Author: A Latte Food
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup almond milk, you can use regular milk as well
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 3 1/2 cups flour, divided
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1-2 Tbsp almond milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. By hand, using a standing mixer, or a hand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until fully combined. Add in lemon zest, lemon juice, milk, eggs, vanilla, and almond. Stir.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together 2 cups of flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Mix dry ingredients into wet.
  5. Gradually, add more flour (about 1 to 1 1/2 cup) until it is stiff enough to roll out (I usually keep it fairly soft--just enough flour to make it manageable, which for me, is usually 1 cup of flour)
  6. On a floured or powdered sugared surface, roll out the dough to about a 1/4"; cut with your favorite cookie cutters.
  7. Bake about 8-10 minutes, or until cookies are done but not browned (cookies are done when puffy and do not sink when lightly touched on top.
  8. For the icing, mix powdered sugar and lemon juice in a bowl. Add in milk 1 Tbsp at a time, until desired consistency is reached.
  9. Dip cooled cookies in icing and allow to set on a cookie rack.
  10. Enjoy!