Iced Honey Lemon Cookies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min.
Makesabout 3 dozen
- 7 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
- In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Combine honey, yogurt, lemon zest and lemon extract. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with honey mixture, mixing well after each addition.
- Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks.
- In a small bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Brush over the warm cookies; sprinkle with lemon peel.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 157 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 138mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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Jun 24, 2015
Yummy! I suggest diluting the lemon juice with water when making the icing since the lemon flavor is a little overpowering. They were very soft and moist!
Dec 24, 2013
Husband gave them 10 out of 5 stars. He said it was delicious and it's a keeper.
Jul 30, 2013
Made these today. Great lemon flavor!
Mar 29, 2013
Really good cookie to make if you are tired of chocolate chip or sugar cookies. These are tangy and soft and really fresh tasting. My husband and I loved them but my kids (under 10) were not fans. Made them a few weeks ago and am making them for Easter... a great spring/summer cookie!
Mar 26, 2013
I doubled this recipe to take to a family get together. They taste good before you bake them and after you bake them! I have to agree they taste good with or without frosting. I didn't need to change a thing about this recipe and I will be making them again.
Jun 25, 2012
I have made these delicious cookies several times. I subsitute lemon juice and lemon extract for the grated lemon peel for I do not like it. Just do not top my cookies with it. I add sprinkles sometimes and the grandchildren love it. I add red food coloring to the icing for Christmas and Valentine's Day and Green for Christmas and St. Patrick's Day. Soooo delicious. I always have request for the recipe when I serve or share them. Easy to make and looks like you have slaved in kitchen all day when you decorate or add food colors.
Aug 20, 2011
This is probably not the best review since I made so many changes based on what I had available in my kitchen. I only had strawberry yogurt in my fridge, so I decided to make them honey-strawberry instead of honey-lemon. Instead of lemon extract I used vanilla. These cookies, without the icing, are really great if you're a fan of just barely sweet sweets. The yogurt makes them similar to very chewy shortbread. I would definitely make these again and actually keep to the original ingredients. I think it's great that they work with or without icing.