Lemon Butter Cookies
Recipe type: Cookies
Cuisine: Dessert
These little cookies are so buttery and delicious, it will be hard to eat only one! The lemon frosting really gives it a burst of fresh citrus flavor!
  • 1 cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1¼ tbsp fresh lemon zest
  • 1½ tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ICING:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1½ tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened ( I do partially melted...it is easier to stir in)
  • Fresh lemon zest for garnish, if desired
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and powdered sugar.
  3. Add the lemon zest and lemon juice and mix on medium until light and fluffy.
  4. Add flour and salt,
  5. Mix until just combined
  6. Batter will seem crumbly
  7. Form balls about 1½ tsp big and place on cookie sheet evenly spaced apart
  8. If you are having trouble forming the cookie balls, put flour on your hands to roll the dough
  9. Press down on each ball lightly to gently flatten
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until set in the middle and light brown on the bottom
  11. Let rest on cookie sheet for one minute when removed from the oven
  12. Transfer to a cooling rack
  13. Let cool completely
  14. Meanwhile, start prepping frosting.
  15. Combine sugar, lemon juice and butter and whisk until lumps disappear.
  16. Dollop a small amount on each cookie and spread
  17. Grate lemon zest if desired
  18. Let cookies rest until frosting is set.
  19. Enjoy!
Recipe by Girl and Her Kitchen at http://www.girlandherkitchen.com/2020/05/lemon-butter-cookies.html