5 from 1 vote
Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies are so perfect for the holiday season and beyond.
Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
11 mins
Total Time
21 mins

Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies are so simple to make and are perfect for bake sales and parties. These lemon cookies are a serious crowd pleaser.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: glazed lemon sugar cookies, lemon cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 125 kcal
Author: Kim Beaulieu
For the cookies:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp lemon or vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
For the glaze:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract, optional
For the cookies:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

  2. Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl.

  3. Now add the vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice to the bowl, continue to beat until combined.

  4. Mix the flour, baking powder, soda, and salt in a small bowl, whisk with a fork until combined. Now add this dry mixture to the wet mixture slowly, continuing to mix until combined.

  5. You can use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to drop the cookie dough into balls into a bowl of confectioners' sugar one at a time, then transfer them to the cookie sheets.

  6. Place in the oven and bake for about 9-11 minutes. The cookies should be crackly on top when done.

  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on pan for a few minutes. Then transfer the cookies to a cooling rack. Continue to cool.

For the glaze:
  1. Mix the confectioners' sugar and milk together in a small bowl. You can add more of either ingredient until you get the desired consistency you like for a glaze. Now drizzle the glaze over the baked and cooled cookies. Allow the glaze to dry.

  2. Serve with a big old lemon loving smile!

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Swanky Recipes Lemon Glazed Sugar Cookies 

Nutrition Facts
Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 125 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 64mg3%
Potassium 24mg1%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.