Lemon Drop Cookies

Lemon Drop Cookies

Happy 2019, everyone! I hope you are all doing well and are starting the year off strong, upholding your resolutions. One goal I had this new year was to create a food blog, so here I am, ready with my spatula in hand. For my first ever post, I am excited to launch Glazed to Perfection with a fun and zingy cookie recipe! If you like lemon bars, than this is the perfect treat for you. With loads of zest, these cookies have almost the exact same taste as a lemon bar, but is much lighter and more delicate. Since I am new to the food blogging community, feel free to holler at me and say hello, especially if you try to make these! Enjoy!

Yield: 24 cookies

COOKIES

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar

  • 1 1/2 tbsp finely grated lemon zest

  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 tsp salt

GLAZE

  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, softened

CANDIED LEMON SLICES

  • 2 lemons

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup water

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F. With an electric mixer, beat the butter with the confectioners' sugar until smooth. Add in the lemon zest and juice, then thoroughly incorporate in the flour and salt.

  • Roll half of the dough into 1-inch balls and place them 1 inches apart. Gently flatten each cookie with your fingers. Bake for 14-15 minutes, until the cookies are lightly browned on the bottom and just firm. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheets and prepare the glaze and candied peels.

  • In a bowl, whisk the confectioners' sugar, lemon juice, butter and almond milk until there are no lumps and the mixture is smooth.

  • Create 1/8 inch lemon slices. Boil sugar and water together, or until sugar is fully dissolved. Place the slices into the sugar water mixture for about 10 minutes, or until the white pith is translucent and the rind is soft. Place on wax paper and set aside to harden.

  • Dip the cookies into the glaze, making sure that the top of the cookie is covered in a thin layer of glaze. Place the candied slices on top of each cookie. Place cookies in the fridge for about 10 minutes for the glaze to set.

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