COOKIE WEEK: Glazed Honey Lemon Cookies

Hello interwebs,

The holidays are upon us, which means that it’s time for another Cookie Week celebration!

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A few of my blogging friends have banned together to bake cookies and raise awareness and $$$ for Cookies for Kids Cancer.  Through the Glad to Give program, each cookie that we exchange raises cash to help treat children with cancer.  Isn’t that fantastic?

Let’s be real, I was going to make the cookies anyway, but now I can feel better that the goodness from those cookies is going to other places besides just my hips.  If you want to participate, it takes just a few clicks to enter the # of cookies you exchanged this year on Glad to Give.  

To prepare for Cookie Week, I made a list of 5 cookie recipes that I’ve never tried before.  I felt so adventurous, so alive!  But let me tell you, these glazed honey lemon cookies were the best.  Jonathan has requested them daily since we finished them off.
The recipe comes from Taste of Home Cookie cookbook.  You will need:

7 Tbsp. butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1 and 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/3 cup honey

1/4 cup plain yogurt

2 tsp lemon rind

1/2 tsp lemon extract (or juice from the lemon you just zested, eh?)

For the icing (you might as well double this icing recipe, right?):

1 cup powdered sugar

2 Tbsp lemon juice

2 tsp lemon zest

Cream together butter and sugar.  Then beat in the egg.

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Who can tell me the difference between regular honey and clover honey?

In a separate bowl, combine the honey, yogurt, and lemon zest.

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Unappetizing? Perhaps, but the smell is divine!

In yet another, separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt.  I don’t have a picture of this step because I’m not on top of it.  Please imagine a bowl of dry ingredients in your head.  Not entertaining enough?  Oh, perhaps that’s why I forgot to take a snap of it.  Moving along…

Add the dry ingredients alternatively with your honey mixture to the wet ingredients.  Your batter should look and smell like heaven right now.

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I always use a cookie scoop for the next step.  I held out on getting a cookie scoop for years, but it is SO worth it.  Please go out and save yourself a whole bunch of time and effort by buying a cookie scoop.  *end rant

Now take your freckled and fuzzy arm and scoop some cookies!

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My batter was runny, which made for pancake-like cookies.  Delicious delicious pancake cookies made from unicorn tears.

While the cookies are in the oven, mix together your icing ingredients.

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When your cookies have had some time to cool, ice those puppies up!  Get messy!  Get funky!  Get durtay!

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Naked cookies need icing love.

I topped mine off with a little extra zest because I’m zesty and bold.  And it made them look much cuter.

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Stay tuned for the rest of Cookie Week!  There are giveaways, stories, and more COOKIES!!!

Comfortably Domestic–Decorated Shortbread Cookies (plus a King Arthur Giveaway)
Inside NanaBread’s Head–Dark Chocolate Turtle Thumbprints
Bakeaholic Mama–Bacon Maple Sugar Cookies
Wanna be a Country Cleaver–Homemade Mint Oreos
Tenaciously Yours–Colossal Cookies
Comfortably Domestic–Gingersnaps Reboot
Decadent Philistines Save the World–Sesame Plum Thumbprints
Bakeaholic Mama–P-town Toffee Cookies
Munching in the Mitten–Salted Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

What are you making this holiday season?  What is your absolute favorite holiday cookie?

-Mads

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9 thoughts on “COOKIE WEEK: Glazed Honey Lemon Cookies

  1. Hi Mads – cookies look awesome. At our house we have some favorites that are MUSTS:
    — my grandma’s Sand Tarts – delicious but putsy to make
    — Spritz – with tons of butter; remember my grandpa ran a creamery in Northern MN
    — Sugar cookies
    — Thumbprints
    — Gingersnap (my mom makes these)
    — those chocolate ones that are rolled in powdered sugar and crack while backing

    Then of course there are couple of other baking must-haves:
    — Auntie Ole’s Cherry Nut Bread (w/o the nuts) – I really miss her!!
    — Seven Layer Bars

    Going to try a couple of new ones this year, too. Manny is such a coconut lover that I’m going to try making macaroons. Not sure what else but it will something fun. I’ll let ya know.

    Have a Merry Cookie Christmas!

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  3. So…since these cookies contain yogurt, then I’m assuming they can be categorized a Heath Food? That’s what I’m going to tell myself when I make them and eat them for breakfast. This fact may come as no surprise to you, but I love any holiday cookie placed in front of me. Except for those fruitcake cookies because….eeew!

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