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Lemon Glazed Cookie Recipe

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I love to bake. It is one of my favorite things to do. My neighbor has a lemon tree that produces some of the largest lemons I’ve seen and filled with sweet lemon juices. She is always bringing them over for me to use in recipes, so when my kids were taking their afternoon nap; I whipped up these delicious lemon glazed cookies that are guaranteed to win over the hearts of everyone in your family. Enjoy making these sweet treats this summer…

Lemon Glazed Cookies
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbl. lemon juice
2 Tbl. lemon zest
1 3/4 cup flour
1/4 tea. baking powder
1/4 tea. salt
12 Tbl. butter
1 egg yolk
1/2 tea. vanilla

Glaze
1 Tbl. cream cheese
2 Tbl. lemon juice
1 1/2 cups of confectioners’ sugar

Lemon Glazed Cookie Recipe

Directions (cookies)
1. In a food processor, add the sugar and lemon zest for about 30 seconds.
2. Add the flour, baking powder, butter and salt. (pulse until fine)
3. In a separate bowl beat the egg. Add lemon juice and Vanilla. Then add this mixture slowly to the food processor mixture while the machine is running.
4. Take the dough and knead it. Then wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours. Then slice the dough into cookie shaped circles.
5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Bake the cookies for 14 to 15 minutes on a greased cookie sheet.

Directions (glaze)
1.Whisk the cream cheese and lemon juice in a bowl. Then add the sugar and continue to whisk until smooth.
2. Pour a small amount over every cooled cookie.
3. Serve and enjoy!

Dr. Courtney Harkins, Psy.D, is a local licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and mother to three young children. She runs a private practice as well as works with children at various organizations in Orange County. She specializes in adoption and parent child attachment, and is currently a doctoral candidate for clinical psychology.
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