Ingredients

How to make it

  • Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, zest, baking soda, and salt.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter briefly, until creamy. Add the sugar, and beat until pale and fluffy. Add the egg, and beat well to mix. Add the vanilla, and beat briefly again. Mix in the flour mixture and the buttermilk in batches at low speed, beginning and ending with the flour. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed.
  • Drop the dough by level tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 1 ½ inches between each cookie. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, for about 11 minutes per batch. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet for 1 minute; then transfer them to a wire rack.
  • For the glaze, whisk together the sifted confectioners sugar, buttermilk, and vanilla. I also added in lemon zest. Brush or spoon the glaze onto the warm cookies. Allow cookies to sit on the rack until the glaze is set.
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  • NPMarie 4 months ago Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    emsiyzarc ate it and said...
    So good! Very much a cake-like cookie. Just the perfect amount of flavour!
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    " It was excellent "
    krumkake ate it and said...
    Michelle, these were sooooo good...John and I have munched on way too many this afternoon - they are addictive! I added the zest to the glaze, as you suggested, and also added about a tablespoon of lemon juice. The lemon flavor comes out excellent - not overpowering, but nicely tart! I will be making these many times over, and will have to make another batch for Qwikdraw - you know how she loves lemon, too...thanks for another cookie keeper for my growing collection (thanks mostly to you!) ~ Krum
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    " It was excellent "
    chefelaine ate it and said...
    Oh, my - WHAT can I say? I love lemon, and love buttermilk!
    HIGH FIVE, good buddy!!!!!!

    Elaine :+D
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    I love this and will be trying this, next week!
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    " It was excellent "
    gagagrits ate it and said...
    Loved your oatmeal cookies so I can't wait to try these, they sound wonderful, Lovin' Lemon here...:)
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    I'm saving this recipe! I can't seem to get away from these great cookie recipes and your recipe sounds delicious! Thanks so much for posting your recipe here!
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    " It was excellent "
    krumkake ate it and said...
    Oh Michelle, those are definitely going to be in the oven as soon as I'm back in the kitchen again - those look fantastic! Erin's right - the glaze is similar to the cookie she made for the cookie exchange, and that lemon glaze is what made them soooo delicious...I'm sure it does the same for these. I'm printing this one off so it can be "next made"!
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  • qwikdraw9 5 years ago
    These sound great! If I'm going to eat sweets, lemon is the way to go. You should check out the snowflake cookies (I actually don't know the name she posted it under) my mom posted. I made them for our cookie exchange last year and they were tasty! They had a pretty similar glaze on them.
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    These look and sound amazing! I love lemon flavor, and can almost taste these guys already! Nice glaze here, too!
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