Glazed Lemon-Lime Ginger Cookies

Submitted by on Thursday, January 15, 2009 6:50
Posted in category Dessert

The only way to describe these cookies is “refreshing”. Everytime Tom eats one he says, “you need to make these more often”.


    1 cup butter, softened
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 egg
    1 Tbls. freshly grated lemon peel
    1/2 tsp. freshly grated lime peel
    2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1/4 cup crystallized ginger, finely chopped*
    1/2 tsp. salt
  • GLAZE:
    1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
    3 to 5 Tbls. lemon juice
    1 tsp. freshly grated lemon peel
    1/2 tsp. freshly grated lime peel


  • Heat oven to 375. Combine butter and sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, 1 Tbls. lemon peel and 1/2 tsp. lime peel; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, ginger, baking powder and salt. Beat until well mixed.
  • Shape dough into 1 1/4 in. balls with lightly floured hands; roll balls in sugar. Place 1 in. apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten to 1 1/2 in. circle with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Cool completely.
    3. Stir together powdered sugar, 1 tsp. lemon peel and 1/2 tsp. lime peel in small bowl. Stir in enough lemon juice for desired spreading consistency. Spread about 1 tsp. glaze over top of each cooled cookie; let stand until glaze is completely set.


  • *can substitute 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • Makes 4 doz. cookies

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