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Christmas Lemon Cookies

These are quick and easy to make cookies! They are holiday must-haves, with or without icing. Kids love help cut these out and help decorate them.


1stick softened butter
2 large egg yolks
1 tsp. baking powder
½ cup corn starch
½ cup sugar
1 Tbsp. freshly grated lemon zest
¾ cup all-purpose flour
For the glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
4 tsp. fresh lemon juice
Cookie Decorations as desired


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (F).  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, corn starch, and lemon zest.With an electric mixer, beat the butter and granulated sugar until fluffy. Add the egg yolks, and beat to combine. Gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated.
Divide the dough in half and pat each half into a disc.  Generously flour your work surface and roll out to 1/4 inch thick dough.  Cut into desired shapes and place the shaped dough onto your baking sheets. (You can re-roll the scraps).  Bake for about 12-14 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets for couple minutes, then transfer to cooling rack and let cool completely. In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice. Dip each cookie top into the lemon glaze and let set, about 20 minutes.

Decorate as desired.

Merry Christmas!!!

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  • Nadia 12/13/2011, 10:55 PM

    These look so good!!!!yum.cute mommy’s helpers!

  • Suzi 12/14/2011, 12:07 AM

    Aww how sweet I be the kids had fun. The cookies do look good. Cheers!

  • Kiri W. 12/14/2011, 2:00 AM

    Very pretty! 🙂 They look so delicate and light, too 🙂

  • janet@fromcupcakestocaviar 12/14/2011, 4:56 AM

    These look delicious! I love the different ways your two helpers were. One so intense and focused on the work and the other adorable all focused on smiling for the camera lol. They’re so cute!

  • Amalia 12/14/2011, 5:52 AM

    I love lemon anything! But I’ve never made lemon cookies, so these are tempting me to make some as soon as possible 🙂 They look so festive and beautiful!

  • Parsley Sage 12/17/2011, 3:02 AM

    Yum yum yum! Love that you pulled some lemon into your holiday cookies 🙂 My fav!


  • Inessa 12/20/2011, 2:03 AM

    Thank you. I had some great time with my girls.

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