Easy Glazed Lemon Ginger Cookies | Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Easy Glazed Lemon Ginger Cookies

Picnics, summer parties and just because...these Easy Glazed Lemon Ginger Cookies will be your "go-to" cookie recipe! Lemony flavored cookies are studded with candied ginger for a pop of flavor!

Easy Glazed Lemon Ginger Cookies | Renee's Kitchen Adventure

If you asked me what was my favorite thing to make in my kitchen, the answer would be COOKIES! No matter whether it's the dead of winter or the dog days of summer, you'll find me baking homemade cookies.

These Easy Glazed Lemon Ginger Cookies are a family favorite! They are super easy to make (no dough chilling required) and they combine two of our favorite flavors...lemon and ginger.

Easy Glazed Lemon Ginger Cookies | Renee's Kitchen Adventure

Lemon and Ginger are perfect partners!

I love the combination of lemon and ginger together in tea and candy, so why not cookies? I found the base of this recipe over on Martha Stewart's site and made a few adjustments and voila! These cookies were born. 

Test them out for yourself! Not only are the simple to make, but they are very portable too!  The perfect bring-along to all those summer BBQ's, pool parties and gatherings. 

I'll be baking up another batch soon.  Not for any particular occasion, but because they happen to be my husband's new favorite sweet treat! And he doesn't even have a sweet tooth!

They are that good!  Bake some up tonight. 

yield: 24 servingsprint recipe

Easy Glazed Lemon Ginger Cookies

Tart lemon cookies are studded with candied ginger and bathed in a lemon icing!
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 25 mins


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 2 TBS lemon zest
  • 1 large egg, room temperature is best
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped candied ginger
For the Glaze
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment or silpat or spray lightly with cooking spray.
  2. With and electric mixer, in a large bowl, combine the butter and the granulated sugar until light and fluffy. (About 3 minutes).
  3. Add in egg and beat well. Add in vanilla extract, 2 TBS lemon juice and lemon zest.
  4. In small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until well combined. Stir in candied ginger.
  5. Drop dough by TBS scoop onto prepared pans about 2" apart. Flatten slightly with fingers. Bake in oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until bottoms just start to brown. Let sit on baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to wire rack.
  6. While cookies are baking, make glaze by combining the powdered sugar and 1/3 cup lemon juice in small bowl. Dip cookies while they are still warm, into glaze and place on wire rack to cool and allow the glaze to set. Sprinkle with coarse sugar, if desired.
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  1. Hey Renee! It's been ages, girl! I'm finally back from my blogging break & happy to see that you're still actively blogging! I've got a new link party called #FreeFromFridays where bloggers are invited to share any recipe that's vegetarian, vegan or gluten or dairy or nut free ---basically as long as it's free from something, it's welcome! LOL. I'd love it if you swung by & shared! This week's party just went live: http://www.anyonita-nibbles.co.uk/2017/06/freefromfridays-number-7.html

    1. thanks Anyonita! Glad to see you're back in the swing of things!


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