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Easy Lemon Cookies With Icing

Easy Lemon Cookies With Icing

Delicious Easy Lemon Cookies With Icing that have all the lemon you need!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 12
Calories 205 kcal


  • For The Lemon Cookies:
  • 1/2 cup/115 grams unsalted butter softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup/ 200 grams white granuled sugar
  • 1 medium sized egg
  • 1 and 3/4 cup/ + 2 tbsp extra/275g of plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 lemons
  • For The Lemon Drizzle Icing:
  • 1/2 cup/50g of powdered sugar
  • juice of half a lemon more or less might be needed, depending on how juicy the lemon is


  • Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Line two baking trays with baking or parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the butter and sugar. Beat until pale and creamy. You can use electric mixer if you want. Add the egg and beat again until combined.
  • Fold in the flour and baking powder, and the zest of the 2 lemons and the juice of 1 only.
  • It should form a dough enough to hold itself, however, if its too loose, refrigirate the mix for about an hour before baking. Everyone measures ingredients diffeently, if they are measued the way I've listed them here, you wouldn't need to refrigirate the dough.
  • Shape 10-12 small-ish balls and add them onto the 2 baking trays. Bake for about 11-13 minutes until lightly golden on the edges.
  • Once the cookies are baked, cool them completely.
  • While the cookies are cooling, add the 2 ingredients together for the icing. It should be loose, but no watery, enough to be able to drizzle.
  • Drizzle the cooled cookies with the lemon drizzle and eat up!


Cookies will last in an air-tight container for up to 3 days at room temp.


Serving: 1cookieSugar: 13.2gCalories: 205kcalFat: 8.8gProtein: 1.1gCarbohydrates: 32.1g
Keyword baking, buttery, cookies, easy recipe, lemon, lemondrizzle, shortbread
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