Iced Lemon Sugar Cookies

This was my first year participating in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.  I’m not even sure how I stumbled upon it but I’m so glad that I did.  Each blogger who participates donates $4 to a chosen cause. This year it was for Cookies For Kids Cancer which sealed the deal for me to participate.  Yummy cookies, money benefitting a very worthy cause.. count me in!  I had a great time receiving the packages and trying the delicious cookies that were sent to me.  If you go to instagram or twitter and search with the hashtag #fbcookieswap you can see the pictures of the cookies I received as well as others.  If you’re a food blogger and didn’t participate this year.. don’t miss it next year!  You can receive email notifications by Signing up HERE!


It took a few to decide what cookie to make but then my husband suggested we make his moms Sugar Cookies.  I was happy to give them a try because every recipe I’ve tried of hers so far, has been delicious.  We made a trial run and they were very good but a little plain for what I was looking for.  So, back to the drawing board.  What if we used the sugar cookie recipe and amped it up a bit with lemon and a lemon icing? Bingo! So, this Iced Lemon Sugar Cookies recipe was born.  If you’re looking for a cookie that’s not too sweet, stays soft for days and has a little bit of a punch then you’re going to want to try these!

Lemon Sugar Cookies -

Iced Lemon Sugar Cookies


  1. 2 cups sugar
  2. 1 cup shortening
  3. 4 cups flour
  4. 4 eggs
  5. 1 cup sour milk (1 cup milk with 1 teaspoon vinegar mixed in)
  6. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  7. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  9. 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  10. 2 tablespoons lemon extract
  11. 2 pounds confectioners sugar
  12. 12 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. In a mixing bowl cream together sugar, shortening and eggs.
  2. Add sour milk, salt, vanilla extract and lemon extract and stir until mixed.
  3. Add baking soda, baking powder and flour, gradually, and stir until well combined.
  4. Refrigerate dough while mixing icing – at least 30 minutes.
  5. For the icing combine confectioners sugar and lemon juice in a bowl and mix well. Refrigerate while cookies are baking and cooling.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Drop cookie dough on a greased cookie sheet by spoonful. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes depending upon pan used and oven. The cookie should be set and lightly browned.
  7. Remove cookies from pan to cooling racks and cool before icing.
  8. Please note the icing is more of a glaze and takes some practice to get it on the cookie. I iced mine on the cooling racks with the cookie sheets underneath to catch the drippings. When putting the glaze/icing onto the cookie I used a spoon and swirled it into a circle in the center of the cookie. The glaze will then spread out to cover the top – on it’s own.

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About Tammy Northrup

Mother of five sons and one daughter, grandmother to two spunky girls and five of the sweetest boys ever, wife to a mostly amazing man .. okay he's all amazing most of the time, blogger, food lover and onion hater.


  1. G'day! One word? YUM! Viewed as part of Foodie Friends Friday Christmas Cookie Exchange Cheers! Joanne @mickeydownunder Joanne T Ferguson recently posted...#Campbelltown Moonlight Markets Merriment, Magic and Music Part 1My Profile
  2. There are nowhere near enough lemon cookies in my life. Nowhere. Near. Sarah | The Sugar Hit recently posted...White Chocolate Peppermint Ice CreamMy Profile
  3. These look so delicious! I cannot wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.
  4. These look so amazing! I had pinned them already! :) Thanks for joining the Link Up this week! Jess recently posted...Link Up #22My Profile
  5. I've been looking for a unique way to ice or decorate sugar cookies... this is perfect! Thanks for sharing!
  6. Thank you for this idea! I love them!!
  7. love the lemon in this, looks so good :) Thank you so much for linking this recipe up at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :) Ali recently posted...Recipe Sharing Monday #77 + Features!My Profile
  8. I love lemon cookies and these look amazing! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday! Karly recently posted...What’s Cookin’ Wednesday #50My Profile
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  10. Iced cookies are just so yummy! These look super yummy! Thanks for sharing with us at the Ultimate Virtual Cookies and Goodies Party! Your recipe is on our party Pin Board, You can follow along here, Shirley Wood recently posted...Waffle Iron Corn BreadMy Profile


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