These little bite-size Glazed Lemon Drop Cookies are a soft not-too-sweet cookie dipped into a sweetly tart glaze. After a pretty rough day, I knew that some baking might turn my mood around. My kitchen therapy worked and I happily ate cookies in lieu of my dinner. (shhhh, don’t tell the kids, they thought I ate my dinner after they went to bed.)
I’ve been craving a lemon dessert for a couple weeks now and I had the recipe for these cookies scribbled out and waiting to try. The cookies were an awesome success and I managed to eat an embarrassing number of them before I finally packed the remaining cookies in a container and sent them home with friends!
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- 1 cup brown rice flour *
- 3/4 cup oat flour *
- 1/2 cup tapioca starch *
- 1/4 cup potato starch *
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum *
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest finely minced, about 1 large lemon's worth
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- * If you are not in need of a gluten free recipe simply substitute a total of 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour for the items marked with an *
- Glaze Ingredients:
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together the flours, starches, baking powder and salt and set aside. Combine the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Add the egg, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest. Stir again and then add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
- Roll or scoop into 1" balls and place on a parchment paper or silpat lined baking sheet. Baked for 10 minutes, until the cookies are set, but not browned. They will be small, round cookies and shouldn't flatten or spread much at all. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Slowly add the lemon juice into the powdered sugar, stirring until the glaze can be easily stirred and drizzled or poured. Dip the top of each cooled cookie into the glaze and then place on a wire rack to allow the frosting to set. The glaze should be dry within a few minutes. Transfer the cookies to an airtight container. They should keep well at room temperature for a few days, or in the freezer for up to two months. Enjoy!