This is recipe from My Baking Addiction, a great blog that I look at regularly.
1 cup sugar
Zest of one nice sized lemon
2/3 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
2 Tbs fresh lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar, sifted – a must!
1 Tbs fresh lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Over waxed paper, sift together all purpose flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a bowl, rub lemon zest into sugar. Add to stand mixer with butter, and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, lemon juice, and vanilla. Gradually, add the flour mixture, and mix until just combined.
Using a cookie scoop*, place dough about two inches apart on parchment-lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, or until bottom is golden – which is really a strange way to tell, in my opinion. Allow to cool for a few minutes then move to a wire cooling rack.
Once cookies cool completely, make the glaze of lemon juice and confectioners sugar. Glaze the cookies and let the glaze harden.
23 October 2015 – So much like my lemon sour cream cookies
* I have a cookies scoop, but have no idea how to tell what size it is. How does one go about that? Ugh. But in this case, it worked.