Lemon Blossom Cookies from Hot Eats and Cool Reads

What you need:

3 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup lemon juice

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt


1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

3 tablespoons lemon juice

5 drops yellow food coloring, optional

yellow sprinkles, optional


Combine butter and sugar, with an electric mixer, in a large bowl. Mix until creamy and combined. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Pour in the lemon juice and mix well until dough forms. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut with a small cookie cutter (roughly 1 1/2 inches). Place cookies on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake at 400 degrees for about 8 minutes. Cool on wire racks. 

In a small bowl, combine glaze ingredients until lumps disappear. Using a large spoon, drizzle glaze over top of cookies, and top with sprinkles. Dry for 1 hour, then store in an airtight container. 

Makes 4-5 dozen cookies