Recipe: Italian Lemon Cookies

When life gives you lemons...

By: Chef Lisa Huff

We’ve been having some beautiful spring weather here which I’m loving!

I’ve been craving spring and summer food and flavors but have also been in the mood for baking. With Easter this weekend these glazed lemon cookies are the perfect addition to your upcoming menus.

Prep 30 minutes

Bake 12 minutes

Total Time: 42 minutes


Cookie Dough

  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 3/4 teaspoons baking powder (1 Tablespoon + 3/4 teaspoon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening melted & cooled
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest (yellow part only, not white pith)


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk – 4 Tablespoons milk (or use a little lemon juice for more lemon flavor)


  • Colorful sprinkles or colored sugar
  • Click here for Lisa’s complete Italian Lemon Cookie recipe.

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