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Lemon Cream Glazed Chewy Sugar Cookies

Welcome back to the last Spring Desserts series recipe! I have really enjoyed making these yummy, springy desserts! I hope you have too and I can’t wait to share this last beauty with you! Anything lemon to me just scream spring and summer, so I really wanted to use them in our spring desserts series! I finally got around to making these simple sugar cookies coated in a thick lemon cream cheese glaze. They are SO good and have that great sweet/tart combo that I love in my lemonade!

Lemon Cream Glazed Chewy Sugar Cookies

Aren’t they pretty?? Eeek, I just love cookies like these! I used my go to sugar cookie recipe that you can find here.

Lemon Cream Glazed Chewy Sugar Cookies
 
 
Ingredients
  • 2¾ Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 Cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1½ Cups sugar, granulated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tbls milk
  • 5 Tbls lemon juice, fresh
  • 1 Cup powdered sugar
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles for decoration if desired
Instructions
  1. Cream together the butter and granulated sugar. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Beat in the egg and 1 tsp vanilla to the butter mixture and add in the dry ingredients a little at a time until fully incorporated. Add in enough of the milk to make the mixture moist but not wet.
  2. Place cookie dough in the fridge for at least one hour until ready to make the cookies.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Take 1 Tbls full of the cookie dough batter and roll into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Gently press down the dough balls so they are flat on the top. Bake 8-10 minutes or just until the edges start to turn a light golden brown.
  4. Take out of the oven and place entire sheet tray on wire rack for 5 minutes. Take cookies off the sheet tray and on to the wired rack to cool completely.
  5. While cookies are cooling, make the glaze by beating the cream cheese with the powdered sugar. Add in the vanilla, lemon juice and zest. Mix to combine.
  6. Spread a teaspoon amount of the glaze on top of each cookie. Let sit out until glaze hardens, it may still be a bit tacky. Add on your sprinkles, serve and enjoy!
  7. This glaze will be a little tacky so if you want to store them, either don't stack them or place wax paper between the layers.

Step by Step Directions

Cream together the butter and granulated sugar. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and baking powder. Beat in the egg and 1 tsp vanilla to the butter mixture and add in the dry ingredients a little at a time until fully incorporated. Add in enough of the milk to make the mixture moist but not wet.
Place cookie dough in the fridge for at least one hour until ready to make the cookies.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Take 1 Tbls full of the cookie dough batter and roll into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Gently press down the dough balls so they are flat on the top.

Bake 8-10 minutes or just until the edges start to turn a light golden brown.
Take out of the oven and place entire sheet tray on wire rack for 5 minutes.

Take cookies off the sheet tray and on to the wired rack to cool completely.

While cookies are cooling, make the glaze by beating the cream cheese with the powdered sugar. Add in the vanilla, lemon juice and zest. Mix to combine.

Spread a teaspoon amount of the glaze on top of each cookie. Let sit out until glaze hardens, it may still be a bit tacky. Add on your sprinkles,

serve and enjoy!

Yummy, I hope you makes these soon! I couldn’t want to get this idea out of my head and in my belly!

 

What’s your favorite lemon dessert??

Make sure to check out Parrish’s amazing Banana Split Cake!

Banana_Split_Cake

Past Spring Desserts recipes, just click on the links below the image!

Tropical Sunshine Trifle | Bird Nests

Lemon Curd Blossoms | Key Lime Pie

Strawberry Pretzel Bars | No Bake Raspberry Cheesecake Bites

Lemon Brownies | S’mores Poke Cake

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9 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    April 29, 2014

    So pretty! I love the flecks of lemon zest in the glaze. These definitely scream spring/summer, which is something I could use a good dose of right now! It’s been super cold and rainy in Boston for a while.

  2. avatar
    April 29, 2014

    YUM!!! I love lemon cookies…those look delish!! I can’t wait to try them. Coming over from SITS. Cheers!

  3. avatar
    April 30, 2014

    Fairly certain I would eat the entire batch! These look awesome! :) Found you through the Whimsy Wed link party.

  4. avatar
    Kathi Riemer says:
    May 1, 2014

    Boy these look good! I want one now. Pinning!
    Kathi

  5. avatar
    Cris says:
    May 3, 2014

    I`n a big fan of sweet treats with lemon :X These look amazing! Check out my blog if you have time, I also have some easy recipes for cakes with lemon.
    Cheers, Cris

  6. avatar
    May 7, 2014

    Oh I love chewy cookies! They are my favorite!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! Join us again on Saturday morning at 8:00 am EST.

    ~ Ashley

  7. avatar
    May 7, 2014

    Ok, I really should be thinking about going on a diet and not drooling over this recipe! I love lemon sugar cookies. These babies look sooo good!

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