Last summer, I visited the Great American Cookies Company with my dad and brothers, and he let each of us pick a cookie that we wanted to try. When I saw that they had lemon sugar cookies, I knew that I had to have one! I couldn’t get over how delicious it was – it had a sweet lemon flavor and was probably the best sugar cookie I’ve ever tasted.
While pondering what new recipes to try recently, as I scrolled down Pinterest and sifted through Allrecipes, I realized something: There’s probably a lemon sugar cookie recipe out there! It didn’t take me long to find one, and a few days later, I was getting busy in the kitchen.
The original recipe calls them ‘Princess Cookies,’ and while the story behind the name is adorable (check it out on Allrecipes!), ‘Lemon Sugar Cookies’ suits me better.
They turned out delicious! They weren’t as flavorful as the ones I had last summer, but that was to be expected, lol. Mine were free of artificial colors and preservatives! Mine had a light lemon flavor and a texture that was very cakelike. They weren’t spongy, or anything, but they were chewier than other cookies I’ve had!
I halved this recipe and made about 15 cookies. I used more lemon juice and zest than the recipe called for to make sure that they had a great lemon flavor. For the lemon glaze on top, I found a recipe from this cake, which I also halved.
So, let’s go ahead and see how I made these cookies!
Here are the ingredients:
I mixed the dry ingredients together:
Then I combined the wet ingredients in a separate bowl:
Next, I mixed them together!
Making sure not to overstir, I chilled the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Then I rolled them into little balls and baked them.
Once they had cooled for a few minutes, I made the lemon glaze (I used too much lemon juice – please don’t make the same mistake lol!) and drizzled it over all the cookies.
I loved how these turned out, and I’m looking forward to making them again! Let me know how you like them if you make them yourself. 🙂
Have a blessed Thursday, everyone!