Saturday, March 8, 2014

Springtime Lemon Icebox Cookies

This weekend I tried Martha Stewart's Lemon Icebox Cookies Recipe.  
They were sooo good - light, lemony, buttery good!!
 I could of eaten just the dough!

I wanted to make them pretty so I divided the dough into 3 logs, 
then rolled each log into a different color of sprinkles - 
yellow, pink and green!

The directions say to chill for 2 hours, but I cheated (because
I hate to wait) and put the logs in my freezer for 25 minutes.
Then I just sliced & baked!

I love how they turned out! They would be perfect on your
Easter Sweets Table or placed into pretty bags tied with a
ribbon for Easter Basket Treats!!  I highly recommend them!!



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, for rolling


  1. STEP 1

    In a food processor, pulse flour, confectioners' sugar, salt, and lemon zest until combined. Add butter and process until sandy. Add egg yolks and lemon juice; pulse until dough comes together. Divide dough in half and form each into a 1 1/2-inch-wide log. Wrap in plastic and freeze until firm, about 2 hours (or up to 1 month).
  2. STEP 2

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees, with racks in upper and lower thirds. Spread granulated sugar on a piece of parchment; roll logs over sugar to coat. Slice logs into 1/4-inch-thick slices and arrange, 1 inch apart, on two parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until cookies are golden brown around edges, about 15 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool.

Have a great weekend!!


  1. These look so good! Not to mention cute! And I'm a big fan of anything lemon. So I'll for sure be making them! Thank you so much.
    Erica :)

    1. I adore anything Lemon too!! As I look back on the past month's blog posts, I've made 2 lemon cookie recipes, one lemon scone, and one lemon teacake!! Thanks for your sweet comments! xo Jina

  2. Jina, your cookies look fresh and zesty. It would be hard to stop at one.....

    1. Thanks Linda! It is hard to stop at one!! They're really yummy!! Have a great week! xo Jina

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you Ginni! It's one of my favorite Springtime cookies!!