Sweet Glazed Lemon Cookies

I don’t even know where to start, these Sweet Glazed Lemon Cookies are pure heaven and I’m happy to say that they are not only delicious but soft and chewy too!


a pile of glazed lemon cookies on a blue floral vintage plate with slices of lemon


Awhile back we discovered a cookie delivery company unlike any other right now. Utah is slammed with these delivery companies right now, order cookies, have a hot, gooey, fresh piece of deliciousness delivered right on your doorstep without ever turning on the mixer. But none are doing what these Sweet Glazed Lemon Cookies are doing.


Goodly Cookies


Goodly Cookies is a delivery company that’s not only feeding bellies, but a portion of every cookie sale goes to Huntsman Cancer Center.

Yes, they also happen to be our favorite cookie delivery company in Utah because of the cookies too. And we’ve tried them all. 🙂

I mean, look at that cookie!

Are your tummies grumbling yet?


Doing Good


As you know, Cade and I feel strongly that we’ve been given this platform for a reason, so we must use it for good. We love finding other brands who feel the same, and here’s where the story get’s interesting. Taken directly from their site…

“One of our founders was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer at too young of an age. In a hospital bed, on a thoughtful night, a decision was made that something ought to be done to make a difference somehow and some way. When Goodly cookies was born it seemed like a perfect fit that a portion of each cookie should go towards fighting this terrible disease. This is why 1 percent of every cookie we sell will go towards the fight against cancer. So go ahead, eat up and order another, because with each delicious bite you are making the world a goodlier place.”


a pile of glazed lemon cookies on a blue floral vintage plate with slices of lemon


You mean, you get to eat warm cookies, and do something for others without ever leaving your couch? Yes!! Do it! It’s so worth it.

And for those of you not in Utah, don’t you worry, I’ve got you covered.


A New Summer Cookie


carrian from ohsweetbasil.com pointing at a lemon cookie from goodly cookies


We teamed up with Goodly Cookies this summer to create a fresh new cookie and celebrate the sun finally sticking around for a bit. It’s a glazed lemon cookie and you can add white chocolate chips or be a purist and stick with just the cookie.


a plate of lemon cookies

They are thick, chewy, and have an amazing lemon flavor. But the glaze, oh how I adore that lemon glaze! It is an absolute must for these delicious cookies!!


a pile of glazed lemon cookies on a blue floral vintage plate with slices of lemon


Cream Cheese in Cookies

Sometimes cream cheese is used in a cookie to make it extra soft and chewy. It doesn’t melt down like butter so it gives even more oomph to the cookie, but you totally cannot taste the cream cheese at all.

If you use cream cheese, just make sure it’s at the same temperature as the butter so everything mixes together properly.

Cream cheese isn’t always on hand at our house, though 90% of the time it is, but if you’re out just use an equal amount of butter.


How to Get More Lemon Flavor

To get more lemon flavor in the sweet glazed lemon cookies, don’t look to the lemon juice, look to the zest. Those oils that are found in the skin of the lemon pack more flavor than the juice and don’t change the texture, so pile that stuff in there depending on your own tastes.

We personally love 2 tablespoons of zest, but again, it’s up to you.


a pile of glazed lemon cookies on a blue floral vintage plate with slices of lemon


White Chocolate Chips

Finally, to chip or not to chip. In any other cookie it’s a no-brainer. I mean, who has ever heard of eating chocolate chip cookies without the chocolate chips, but in a lemon cookie it’s a different story.

White chocolate chips add the most amazing creamy goodness to the cookie and it totally helps to balance the lemon and that sweetly tart glaze, however sometimes  lemon just needs to stand on its own. So whether you’re feeling in the mood for chocolate or just a lemonade inspired cookie, these sweet Glazed Lemon Cookies have totally got your back.



a pile of glazed lemon cookies on a blue floral vintage plate with slices of lemon


Lemon Glaze

This lemon glaze for the sweet glazed lemon cookies is an absolute cinch to make, but you’re going to have to decide how you like it best. You’re going to add powdered sugar to a bowl and squeeze in the juice of one lemon from when you zested into the dough.

Make sure you squeeze the lemon into a strainer over the bowl or into your other hand so seeds don’t fall in.

Whisk everything and add more of the juice or powdered sugar if you want to change the consistency. You want it almost like heavy cream, but not as thin as milk.

Glaze the cookies after they’ve rested only a few minutes for the best results.

And as much as this is going to shock you, I actually love lemon cookies that are no longer hot from the oven like a chocolate cookie would be, so set them aside to cool before digging in.



a pile of glazed lemon cookies on a blue floral vintage plate with slices of lemon



Goodly Cookies Delivery

Goodly Cookies

So head on over to Goodly Cookies and order the Oh Sweet Lemon Cookies, and maybe a few chocolate chip because who can resist a classic, especially one that goes to a good cause!

Or make these Sweet Glazed Lemon Cookies at home!


(All Goodly Photos were photographed by Anna Cleveland- check out her beautiful instagram! )


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Sweet Glazed Lemon Cookies


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Sweet Glazed Lemon Cookies

I don't even know where to start, these Sweet Glazed Lemon Cookies are pure heaven and I'm happy to say that they are not only delicious but soft and chewy too!
Cook Time10 mins
Additional Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: 100 Best Cookies Recipes on the Planet
Keyword: Cookies, dessert, glaze, goodly, humanitarian, lemon, lemon cookies
Servings: 20
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 1/2 Cup 1stick Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Cream Cheese softened
  • 1/2 Cup + 1 Tablespoon Brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Lemon zest to taste - reserve juice for glaze!
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 and 1/2  Teaspoon Corn Starch
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup White Chocolate chips


  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • Juice of 1 Lemon


  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees
  • Line baking sheets with silpats, our absolute favorite thing ever
  • In a standing mixer, add the butter and cream cheese and beat until smooth.
  • Add the brown sugar and white sugar and beat again.
  • Add the lemon zest and egg, and mix at medium speed until incorporated.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, corn starch, baking soda and salt.
  • Add the dry into the wet along with chocolate chips and mix on low speed, then turn it up to medium speed until the dough comes together.
  • Scoop using a cookie scoop (finally, one that has a warranty as those things break too much!) or 1/4 cup measuring cup onto the pan.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until set.
  • Remove from the oven and cool for 2 minutes, then brush with the glaze.

Lemon Glaze

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 89mg | Sugar: 15g
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a pile of glazed lemon cookies on a blue floral vintage plate with slices of lemon


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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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21 comments on “Sweet Glazed Lemon Cookies”

  1. I just got home with some cream cheese, a lemon, and a couple of Lindt white chocolate bars. Now I need to know where you got the way cute top you are wearing in this post!

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  3. How did you get 20 cookies from this?!? It says use 1/4 cup of dough and I didn’t even have 5 cups of dough. I only got a dozen cookies! But they were yummy 🙂

  4. Very good and reminds me of a lemony scone. Exactly how I like it. Husband says he loves them!

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  6. Can these be frozen after they are done? 

  7. Hello,

    Can I make the dough ahead of time and then bake them later?

    Thank you!

  8. These lemon cookies are so delicious! I made them last Sunday for dessert. I plan on making them again this Sunday! Love them! Thank you for the recipe!

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  10. When I see these, “scones” come to mind and I’m wondering how dried blueberries would taste (instead of the white chips)…if there is such a thing as dried blueberries! Regardless, I will be making them. Thank you.

    • Ohhhhhh…that is a great idea! I will need to try that too! I wonder if they have freeze dried blueberries. And yes, they are so huge a delicious, they are almost like scones!

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  12. The recipe says 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips but it’s not listed in the directions. Where are the chips used in the cookie recipe?

  13. Can’t wait to try oh so many of your recipes!! Especially ones with a Great flavor of ‘lemon’!!
    Do you have these recipes in booklet form or a Large card size where you could order so many per month?? In Add on booklet form would be great!! Just asking.. Thank you bery much!!