Lemon Glazed Cookies: Surprise Baby Shower For Liz!

A lemon shortbread cookie with a lemon glaze makes the perfect afternoon snack or treat to bring to a baby shower or brunch.

Lemon Cookies

I love surprises! Today some of my fellow food bloggers and I are surprising Liz from The Lemon Bowl with a baby shower! Liz is expecting her second boy soon! I haven’t had the privilege of meeting Liz in person yet but from my interactions with her online she seems like such a wonderful Mom! Liz and I have a few things in common including our Middle Eastern heritage, obsession with lemons and the fact we are both pregnant with our second boy!

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When I was told that for Liz’s shower we are sharing a recipe using lemons I was so excited! Lemons are one of my favorite things to put in food and drinks. For Liz’s baby shower I made Lemon Glazed Cookies. These are seriously addictive.  I baked these for Liz’s virtual shower and then I brought them to a brunch I was helping to host for 15 women and they were a huge hit (I couldn’t have them staring at me all day or I would have eaten them all).

Lemon Cookies

The cookies remind me of a shortbread cookie (lemon flavored) with a sweet lemon glaze on top and a little lemon zest to finish it all off.

Lemon Glazed Cookies

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Serves: 24

A light, lemony shortbread cookie with a sweet lemon glaze makes the perfect cookie with a cup of tea or to bring to a shower or brunch.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest (finely grate the yellow peel of the lemon)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • FOR THE GLAZE
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon zest (finely grated)
  • ⅓ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, salt and lemon zest together.
  3. In a mixer beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, vanilla and lemon juice and beat until fully combined.
  4. With mixer on low speed mix in the flour mixture until combined.
  5. Using a cookie dough scoop or tablespoon, drop dough on a baking sheet (I used two baking sheets) about 1 inch apart.
  6. Bake one sheet at a time for 15-18 minutes (until the edges are just golden brown) rotating half way through.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes, then put on a wire rack to cool the rest of the way.
  8. For the glaze: In a medium bowl, whisk 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, 2 Tbsp lemon zest and ⅓ cup lemon juice together until smooth.
  9. Drizzle lemon glaze over the top of each cookie and let set for another hour or so.
  10. Store in an airtight container until you are ready to serve.
Notes
Always zest the lemon before you juice the lemon.
I added a little extra lemon zest to the top of my finished cookies because I love lemon THAT MUCH! This is optional.

 Adapted from Martha Stewart

Check out all of the wonderful recipes created for Liz on her special day.

Below is a list of everyone that is participating!

Appetizers

Beverages

Salads

Main Dish

Desserts

I wish Liz and her family all the best in the next couple of months and can’t wait to hear of the arrival of her baby!
Julia

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