drizzle it, just a little bit

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Sometimes the bright flavor of citrus can brighten an otherwise dreary day. The weather here in NYC has been kind of….confused lately. It’s warm, but the sun’s been hiding most of the past few days and it feels a bit like Summer’s fading. Fast.

zest

These cookies seemed needed. I’d made them before and they were a huge hit. The citrusy glaze on the cookie really adds an extra boost of sweet citrus flavor to to an otherwise not overly sweet cookie.

drizzle

I’ll be honest, my glaze was a little thin. You want yours to be thick enough that it doesn’t spread too much when you drizzle. Or, if you don’t care, keep it thin and just dunk the tops of the cookies in it for some extra sweetness!

drizzled lemon cookies on twothirtyate.com

drizzled lemon lime cookies
makes 2 dozen cookies
adapted from cookingclassy.com

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ingredients:
2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
zest of 2 lemons
juice and zest of 1 lime
juice of 1 lemon

glaze:
1 cup powdered sugar
zest of 1 lime
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon lime juice

directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl and whisk together to remove any lumps. In a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment to beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in the eggs, zest, and juice and continue beating, making sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl, until it’s well combined. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix together until it forms a solid dough. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Roll the dough into balls and leave about 2 inches in between each one. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until the edges brown. Let cool completely. Combine the powdered sugar, zest, and lemon juice with a fork until the lumps have been stirred out. Drizzle over the cookies and let set for 15 minutes. Store in a single layer.

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About Jessica

New Yorker, coffee addict, cook, blogger, baker of delicious things.
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One Response to drizzle it, just a little bit

  1. Chloe says:

    Haha, the drizzle certainly looks interesting! Just kidding, they look great! I’ve been obsessed with lemon recently 🙂

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