Glazed Lemon-Lime Ginger Cookies
45 min
1 hr 45 min



1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup crystallized ginger,  finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt



1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lime zest

3 to 5 tablespoons lemon juice


 *Substitute 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine butter and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, 1 tablespoon lemon zest and 1/2 teaspoon lime zest; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, ginger, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls with lightly floured hands; roll in sugar. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten to 1 1/2-inch circle with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake 7-10 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoon lime zest and enough lemon juice for desired spreading consistency in bowl. Spread about 1 teaspoon glaze over top of each cooled cookie; let stand until glaze is completely set.

Tip #1

The grated zest of one lemon or lime equals about 1 tablespoon.


4Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
60Sodium (mg)
11Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
<1Protein (g)


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  May 17, 2011

I totally ramped up the citrus in this cookie -- and used all the zest from a lemon and a lime either in the cookie dough or the glaze. I can't imagine using the quantities called for in the original recipe; it would be very bland. These are a nice glazed cookie, but be sure to use lots of lemon and lime zest.

— says Katie
  November 11, 2010

Great recipe. Everyone that tries these loves them. This will be my 4th year of making these cookies as holiday gifts.

— says Alee
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