Cookie Press Lemon Cookies with Icing

Here is one of my favorite cookie press recipe – a light, lemony cookie that is perfect for Springtime (or any time).  I made these for Easter:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind 
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cup flour (I use King Arthur all purpose flour)
Preheat oven to 375 F. 
Thoroughly cream butter and sugar (3 minutes or so in the KitchenAid).  Add lemon juice, lemon rind and the beaten egg and mix until combined well.  Sift the combined flour, baking soda and salt into the mixing bowl and then mix it in.
Use a cookie press with a shape of your choice (I used a flower petal one), and press out the dough onto cookies sheets.  Bake in center of oven for 10 – 12 minutes.
Removed cookies from sheet and let cool on wire racks.

  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (or to taste)
  • Powerdered sugar
Melt butter in a glass bowl in microware, add milk and lemon juice and mix it together.  Add powerderd sugar until soft icing consistency.  Spread on center of cookies and let the icing set until dry.  Store in closed container. Enjoy!