Martha Stewarts Glazed lemon cookies

These Glazed Lemon Cookies are everything I hoped they would be! Tender & bright with lemon flavor in the cookie and the glaze!

I had saved this recipe years ago but just did not make them until today. These Glazed Lemon Cookies were a hit with company the other day! I served them with the Chocolate Haystacks Cookies.

I used to use Martha Stewart recipes more often but I still love to go back to them from time to time. I have always found that they work out and are tasty! My cookies look different then the ones pictured on the website but that does not matter!

The Lemon Glazed Cookies are small so it is ok to eat several of them!! They are hard to resist.

Here is the recipe


2 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp finely grated lemon zest

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

1 egg

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tsp vanilla

Lemon Glaze

2 cups icing sugar, sifted

2 tbsp finely grated lemon zest

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice



Preheat oven 350f

Line baking sheets with parchment paper. I used 2 baking sheets

  1. Mix the flour, baking soda, salt & lemon zest together in a bowl & set aside
  2. In another bowl, beat the butter & sugar together.
  3. Add the egg, lemon juice & vanilla & mix well
  4. Use a 1 tbsp size cookie scoop or a tablespoon & drop dough onto the prepared baking sheets leaving about 1 inch between them
  5. Bake until browned around the edges about 18-20 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet for a couple minutes then cool completely on a cooling rack
  6. When the cookies are completely cooled you can put the glaze on them.


  1. Put the sifted icing sugar into a bowl, add the lemon zest & lemon juice. Mix well so that there are not any icing.sugar lumps.
  2. Put some parchment paper under the rack that the cookies are cooling on to catch any drips
  3. Dip the cookies into the glaze or you can spoon the glaze over the cookies!
  4. Let set for about an hour


This is my favorite lemon juicer! If I need a lot of juice it is great. This is electric and there is a reservoir under the top. Also good for oranges and limes. If come across one it is worth getting!

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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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