Simple, unassuming, demure. These are the words I usually associate with sugar cookies. In the world of sweets, they are the unsung heroes. Perfectly wonderful little morsels that are always up for the challenge of becoming something more.
In this case, more is a simple addition. Both because we truly do believe that simple is often better but also because a sugar cookie really doesn’t need much of a push to go from very good to intensely flavorful and ultimately satisfying.
In the case of these cookies, fresh lemon juice and a serious dose of lemon zest are the keys. Paired with the subtle undertones of rum extract, the flavor becomes something that teases the palate with every nibble. It’s almost as if these cookies challenge you to describe exactly what it is that makes them special. You might not be able to discern every note individually, but each plays its part in the concert of flavors perfectly.
In short, they are fantastic. Understated, yet robust. Bold yet subdued. Bright but with a deep, buttery hint at something more, something exotic.
You have to try these. Now.
Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 23mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
Nothing! These little suckers are fantastic!
Links to other recipes like this:
- Lemon Sugar Cookies, from Baking Bites
- Lemon Sugar Cookies, from Chocolate Gourmand
- Patricia’s Lime Sugar Cookies, from Pinch My Salt
I love the fact that they are glazed with lemon Jerry. I hope all is well and you are settled in your new home.
We’re almost there. We’ve got a LOT of stuff to pack into the house, but for the most part we have it settled. It’s very good to have all of us together.
What did you have for breakfast this morning?
Ummm……how much vanilla? I added a tsp but was wondering what it calls for………The cookies are to die for……….I thnk its all about the glaze!
Janean: I used a dash of vanilla. Just a couple of drops. It doesn’t take much.