These buttery lemon cookies are the perfect balance of citrus and sweetness – and only have 5 ingredients!
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Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper. Use an electric mixer to beat the butter, sugar, egg and lemon rind together until pale and creamy. Add the flour and stir until well combined.
Roll tbs of the mixture into balls. Place balls, about 4cm apart, on the lined trays.
Bake for 15 mins or until golden brown. Set aside on the trays for 5 mins to cool before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
To make the icing, place icing sugar in a bowl. Add lemon juice a tsp at a time until you have a smooth spreadable icing. Pipe or drizzle the icing over the cookies. Sprinkle with lemon rind to finish.
COOK. STORE. SAVE
Clever storage: Store iced lemon cookies in an airtight container for up to three days or freeze for up to 2 months. If you have more than one layer of cookies, place baking paper between the layers. You can also freeze uniced cookies, then ice after defrosting.
If you are looking for a lemon cookie recipe that has just the right balance of citrusy bite and sweetness, look no further. Finished with a simple lemon icing, these easy-to-make lemon cookies are not too hard, not too soft. They are sweet, tart and refreshing.
With just five ingredients in the cookie dough, these are so simple to make. All you need to do is beat the butter, sugar, egg and lemon rind until creamy, then mix in the flour. Roll into balls, place on trays and bake – and that’s it! The balls of cookie dough will flatten in the oven, forming lovely lemon cookies. Make the icing by mixing icing sugar and lemon juice and pipe or drizzle it over the completely cooled cookies, and your cookies are all done. Of course, if you can’t wait until they are cool, they are delicious warm and uniced, too.
Other decorations also look lovely on these cookies. Try a little food colouring in the icing, or use melted dark or white chocolate instead of icing. With any of these options, you can add coloured sprinkles or hundreds and thousands before the icing or chocolate sets.