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!


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.
  • 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
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 Tbsp lemon zest (finely grated)
  • ⅓ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  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.
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!




Main Dish


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!


  1. Now this is my kind of cookie! I would be munching on these all day long!
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen recently posted..Whipped Feta Spread with Lemon, Garlic and RosemaryMy Profile

  2. What a wonderful gesture and these lemon cookies would be perfect for a baby shower.
    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef recently posted..Chocolate Brownie Cookie Sandwiches Filled with Peanut Butter ButtercreamMy Profile

  3. These look great — they would be perfect with tea!
    Rachel Cooks recently posted..Honey Lemon Shortbread Cookies {and a surprise baby shower!}My Profile

  4. Oh, these cookies look delicious! I can’t wait to try the recipe!
    Amy Allen Clark recently posted..Quick & Easy Knitted Boot CuffsMy Profile

  5. These cookies look positively heavenly. And congrats on your pregnancy!! So exciting. Cant wait to see your little guy! :)

  6. Nice cookie recipe. Thank you. I’m so very happy for Liz and wish the very best for her.

  7. It doesn’t get much better than Lemon cookies! Thanks for celebrating Liz with us.
    Sandy Coughlin recently posted..Pear Quinoa Salad for The Lemon Bowl’s BabyMy Profile

  8. These look so incredibly delicious!!! I wish we could eat them together!! Hope to meet you in person soon my friend. THANK YOU!! xoxo
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl recently posted..Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes with Greek Yogurt Maple ToppingMy Profile

  9. So……I’ll take 47 of these delicious lemon cookies to go, pa-lease!! Love!!

  10. Things I love: shortbread. glazes. lemons. You hit all the high notes here, friend!
    Stephie @ eat your heart out recently posted..Honestly Good. Honestly!My Profile

  11. I’m love these lemon cookies! GIMME!

  12. So excited for Liz. Ladies pregnant with baby boys unite!!! These cookies look so simple and soft and perfect!
    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking recently posted..Pumpkin Spice Marshmallow S’MoresMy Profile

  13. These are so cute and what a great idea!

  14. I have never tried a lemon shortbread – I must try these!!
    Deborah recently posted..The Lemon Bowl {The Blogger Ten}My Profile

  15. These look so beautiful !!! I love that they are soft and chewy, my favorite type of cookie!! Thank you so much for bringing these !! Yum!! I love lemon desserts.

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