You will adore these super soft cookies with amazing lemon flavour and topped with lemon icing and colourful sprinkles. These cookies will be a great addition to your Easter cookie tray. Light, lemony and colourful, they will shine.
For another soft lemony cookies, why not to try our lemon cookies topped with crunchy almond flakes.
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Making the dough for these cookies is so easy and quick. But, first you'll need to prepare the ingredients. These cookies are shaped using a piping bag, so the dough should be soft and creamy. That's why the butter should be very soft.
OUR SIMPLE TRICK! Take the amount of butter you need, cut into smaller pieces and place into a mixing bowl together with cream cheese (covered), leave at room temperature (it will be ready in about 1 hour). Once the rest of the ingredients are prepared, you'll are set to go.
The lemon is the star of this recipes. So be sure to use organic lemons, as we'll be using a lots of lemon zest here. The small trick to enchance the flavour is to massage the zest into sugar using your fingertips until the sugar is tinted and very fragrant.
Plus, we'll be adding freshly lemon zest into icing we use on the top of the cookies.
Our lemony Easter cookies are piped using a piping bag. We love to use disposable piping bags which are fairly cheap and can be easily found in stores.
You'll also need plain round decorating tip, which makes piping the dough fairly easy. We used Wilton #2A tip, which can be purchased alone or as a part of Wilton set containing 8 piping bags and 4 large tips (very handy for every baker).
Once the dough is ready, spoon it into a piping bag using a tablespoon (be sure not to overfill). The best way is to fill in several additions. Now, pipe small 4cm mounds directly on the baking sheet (lined with baking paper), leaving 3-4 cm between so they have space for spreading while baking. Gently smooth the peaks with your finger.
ALTERNATIVE METHOD: In the case you don't have piping bag, just use a teaspoon to portion the dough and place on the sheet. The cookies will still be pretty!
These cookies wouldn't be complete without delicious lemony glaze on the top. It's made of:
Once the cookies are cool, dip top of each one into the icing ensuring that the whole surface is covered. In the end, sprinkle generously with colourful candy sprinkles.
CATEGORIES: Cookies, Easter, Spring & Summer, Quick & Easy,
Lemon, Cream Cheese
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