So let's play a game of "Would you Rather?"
Would you rather have a cookie that's crisp or a cookie that's chewy?
Would you rather have a chocolate chip cookie or fresh lemon cookie?
Would you rather have thick sugar icing or a light sugary glaze?
This cookie is my answer to all of those questions. A chewy lemon cookie with a perfect crispy edge, lightly coated with a sugary, lemon glaze. Mmmmmm. This, in fact, is not a new recipe for us. I've made it twice before. Each time, I've made more than the time before, but it still wasn't enough. We devoured all of them by the end of the day. They are so, so, so yummy. Original Recipe found here.
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temp
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs, room temp
Juice of one lemon
Zest of one lemon
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 flour
To get started: Preheat oven to 350 degrees, F.
Step Four: Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix until combined. Sorry, no picture for this one.
Step Five: Drop by teaspoons onto baking sheet, and bake 10-12 minutes. (Mine all took 12 minutes, even though they were on the smaller side.)
Step Six: While cookies are baking, whip up your glaze. There is no perfect formula for this. Start with about 1/4 cup of powdered sugar and add lemon juice until it reaches your desired consistency. The original recipe showed a thicker glaze, but I like mine really liquidy. When it dries, it adds the perfect extra crunch to the top of the cookie.
Place cookies on cooling rack, and then drizzle the glaze over top.
And ta-da! Enjoy!