Lemon Cookies

March 14, 2008 at 10:28 am | Posted in Dessert | 11 Comments

I don’t know why my grocery store doesn’t carry meyer lemons or hempmilk, but I’m getting slightly frustrated. This afternoon I loaded my kids in the car and we headed off to Gene’s Fine Foods…maybe they would have hempmilk. 20 minutes later we arrived to find no hempmilk, but they did have meyer lemons and kid sized shopping carts.


Who knew a trip to the grocery store could be so much fun! (Sorry for the blur, I took this with my phone).

Those Black and White Cookies were crying out for a lemon icing…and so I made…


Lemon Cookies (with meyer lemon)

for the cookies:

  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg

for the icing:

  • 1 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 T light corn syrup
  • juice of half a lemon
  • zest of a whole lemon
  • 1 T water

Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. In a measuring cup, combine milk, lemon juice and vanilla.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and mix well. Mix in flour mixture, alternating with milk on low speed. Mix until smooth.

Scoop out batter onto a silpat lined baking sheet, about 6 to a sheet as they do spread. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 11-13 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Allow to cool two minutes on a tray and then transfer to a cooling rack.

While the cookies are baking, mix the confectioners sugar, corn syrup, lemon juice, lemon zest and water. Once the cookies have cooled slightly, spread the icing over the cookies.



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  1. Boy these are adorable. I will take one of each! Love seeing the kids, how much fun is that!

  2. Looooooove your photos!!! (And the cookies look good too 🙂 )

  3. Aww I love those little carts! At our local supermarket, they have one where it’s a car and the kids even get to sit in it. Great way to keep small kids under control.

  4. yummy!

    oh these cookies are so pretty!

  5. Looks very yummy!

  6. If only grocery shopping really were that fun…

  7. Aaaww! Your kids are so adorable! I love the mini shopping carts. That’s such a cute idea! They don’t have those in my area…

    The lemon cookies look so yummy! I love the last picture. It’s so springy!

  8. These look quite yummy, and even more so now that I see you used Meyer lemons (I have a meyer lemon addiction!)

  9. Your cookies look so yummy. How do you get the frosty to look so creamy and hold its shape while on the cookie? (also referring to the black & white cookies). The look so pretty.

  10. RecipeGirl- I may have to join a meyer lemon support group. Love it too!

    Leng- I think it’s the addition of the corn syrup. Thank goodness for epicurious!

  11. i made these and they were delicious…wanted to let you know i linked this recipe on my site so that everyone knows who to credit…thanks for sharing! can’t wait to try out the black + whites 🙂

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