Simply Healthy Family: Soft Ginger-Lemon Cookies with Lemon Glaze

20.2.11

Soft Ginger-Lemon Cookies with Lemon Glaze





These cookies are fuss free deliciousness. I am in love with all things ginger and cookies and treats are no exception. There are those who crave things sweet and sugary, those who crave things salty or spicy and then there are people like me who like all things sour, zingy, tart and tangy. I also, equally love anything hot and spicy and seriously considered putting a pinch of cayenne in these.  ;) 

Alas, they are just perfect the way they are and I am in love with the super tangy lemon glaze! My mouth is watering in anticipation of a fourth second Lemony, ginger cookie.





recipe from Taste of Home



TIME  25 MINUTES      YIELDS 2 DOZEN
Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened


1 cup packed brown sugar


1 egg


3 tablespoons sour cream


1/2 teaspoon lemon extract ( I used 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice)


1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour


1 teaspoon baking soda


1 teaspoon cream of tartar


1 teaspoon ground ginger


1/4 teaspoon salt


Directions


In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, sour cream and extracts. Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, ginger and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.


Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets (I used a sheet of parchment paper on my cookie sheet). Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately remove from pans to wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen.




For the lemon glaze (not from Taste of Home)


1 cup confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
1-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
lemon zest


Using an electric mixer on high speed, combine sugar and juice till smooth. Top with a bit of lemon zest.




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13 comments:

  1. I love ginger cookies. The lemony glaze must complement the ginger well.

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  2. I don't like lemon cookies but this will change my mind. Your cookies look great!

    Have a great week ahead.

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  3. I am in love with all things lemon and lemon zest - its amazing how it improves almost anything - including cookies! :D

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  4. these cookies look fantastic and must me so refreshing, especially with the lemon glaze.
    thanks for sharing Gwen, hope you'll have a wonderful day

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  5. These look fantastic!!!! I love lemon anything!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  6. I adore ginger cookies...and I bet they taste amazing with that lemon glaze. Your cookies look so pretty with the lemon zested on top too! Thanks for sharing, my friend. They look perfect. Many blessings to you and yours!

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  7. Ginger is really and truly one of my most favorite flavors. As is the most sour mouth-puckering of lemon infusions. basically what I mean is that I adore these cookies!

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  8. The lemon zest, to me, is magic to the cookies.

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  9. just came across your blog! you have some great insight on your posts! i can't wait to see what you come up with next! yum those look amazing!

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  10. I hear ya! I love anything ginger!!! I just want to let you know that I am loving your blog and wanted to pass on the One Lovely Blog Award to you! You can find it here on my recent post!

    http://sabrina-eatdrinkandbemerry.blogspot.com/2011/02/bananas-foster-blondies-and-another.html

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  11. just came across your blog! you have some great insight on your posts! i can't wait to see what you come up with next! yum those look amazing!

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  12. these cookies look fantastic and must me so refreshing, especially with the lemon glaze.
    thanks for sharing Gwen, hope you'll have a wonderful day

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  13. I am in love with all things lemon and lemon zest - its amazing how it improves almost anything - including cookies! :D

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