2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

2 tbs. fresh lemon juice

1 tbs. finely grated lemon zest

1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)

1 cup  sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Ingredients For Lemon Glaze:

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

2 tbs. finely grated lemon zest

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and lemon zest.

2. In a large bowl, mix butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. (use an electric mixture)

3. Add egg, vanilla, and lemon juice. Mix well.

4. With mixer, slowly beat in flour mixture.

5. Roll dough into a log. Cut about 2 tbs. amount of dough off. Roll and twist the dough. (see the photo) You can cut and shape the dough for the cookies anyway you wish. Put cookies on a baking sheet. Keep them at least 2 inches apart.  Bake until edges are golden. (about 18 minutes)

6.  Let cookies completely cool. 

7. In a bowl, whisk together  confectioners’ sugar,  grated lemon zest, and  fresh lemon juice Whisk until smooth.

8. Put lemon glaze all around the cookies. Let cookies set for at least an hour before serving.

Makes about 18 cookies.