Lemon Cookies with Glaze

To begin, Happy Easter! These cookies are a spring time favourite around these parts. They're light, fluffy and have the perfect amount of zing in 'em! Not to mention really easy to make. I realize I probably say that about everything, but I threw these together yesterday afternoon after finishing a wonderful book by one of my favourite bloggers and did they ever turn out great.

Alright, so I will admit that my decorating resembles that of something a kindergarten class would produce but don't judge these cookies by their frosting! It's a good thing I didn't become an artist or hit up culinary school, it's probably for the best I read stuff and write about it to earn my grades.

Even my aunt stopped by yesterday while I was in the midst of rolling dough and she said she had made some the night before at 11pm. Mmm, these do not disappoint.  I like to cut mine thicker and bake them only for 8 minutes so that they are thick, soft cookies - kind of like the perfect sugar cookie.

Recipe - a famjam favourite

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
Juice of 1 lemon
Rind of 1 lemon
Splash of vanilla

2 1/4 cup flour
2 tbsp baking powder
Pinch of salt

3/4 cups (give or take) icing sugar
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp (give or take) water

In a bowl, cream butter and sugar together.  Beat in egg.  Add sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, lemon rind and vanilla and mix together.  Add flour, baking powder and salt.  Stir until mixed together and has sticky dough consistency.

On a floured surface, roll out the dough to your desired thickness and cut with cookie cutters.  Place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 350*F for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and glaze.

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