Lemon Iced Butter Cookies

Lemon Iced Butter Cookies come together in minutes making them perfect for the days when you want a little something sweet.

lemon iced butter cookies
Here is yet another recipe I’ve had in my to post file. This is a lemon version of the butter cookies I posted back in 2009. It’s a nice way to dress up a simple cookie without a lot of fuss. I love lemon desserts and this cookie is no exception.

Lemon Iced Butter Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Micha M


For cookie

  • 1 stick of butter or margarine , softened
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest

For icing:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons or more lemon juice


For cookie:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the flour, sugar and salt. Add the butter and lemon juice and zest and mix until the dough comes together.
  3. Form heaping tablespoons into balls and place on cookie sheets. Flatten with the bottom of a glass that has been moistened.
  4. Bake for around ten minutes or until cookies are set and beginning to brown around the edges. Let cool completely.
  5. For the icing:
  6. Mix powdered sugar and enough lemon juice to make a thick icing. Add the juice a tablespoon at a time. Frost cookies when totally cool.


Want more lemon goodness like Lemon Iced Butter Cookies? Here are three more lemony delights.

Linked to Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam, Sweet Tooth Friday at Alli n Son and Sweets for a Saturday at Sweet as Sugar Cookies


  1. Your Lemon Butter Cookies look so yummy. I love anything lemon so I will have to give these a try.

  2. Mmm, that frosting would really make the cookies totally yum. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link your cookies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/04/sweets-for-saturday-11.html

  3. These sound super yummy! I loooove lemon desserts! I’m hosting a Christmas cookie blog hop and would love for you to come share these!


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