A pan of Chewy Lemon Cookies with Lemon Icing

Chewy Lemon Cookies

These Chewy Lemon Cookies are the perfect cookies for the lemon lover. Bursting with fresh and tangy lemon flavor and topped with a sweet lemon glaze.
Course Cookie
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies, lemon, lemon cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 32
Calories 121kcal
Author Jere Cassidy @onehotoven



Chewy Lemon Cookie Dough

Lemon Glaze


Making the cookie dough

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. and prepare cookies sheets with Silpat or parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat the softened butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg until thoroughly combined then add the corn syrup and lemon juice. Beat again until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add the flour, salt, and baking soda and beat on low until combined. Add the lemon zest and mix in just to combine.
  • Using a cookie scoop make 1" balls of dough then roll in the sugar to coat. Place the dough balls on the prepared cookie sheets.
  • Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes. To keep the cookies chewy remove from the oven while the centers are still soft. Let cool on the cookie sheet for 3 minutes then move to a cooling rack.

Making the Lemon Glaze

  • Stir all the glaze ingredients together until smooth. If the glaze is too thick add additional amounts of lemon juice. You do want this glaze to be fairly thick so it doesn't run off the cookie.
  • Once the cookies have cooled ice the top of the cookies with the glaze.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container.


  • Take the cookies out of the oven while the centers are still soft.  They will continue to bake for a minute longer out of the oven.
  • You can freeze the unbaked cookie dough.  Form the cookie dough balls and place on a tray in the freezer.  Once frozen place the dough balls in a plastic bag or freezer container. When you are ready to bake the cookies, remove from the freezer and let sit for 15 minutes, then bake.
  • You can freeze the baked and glazed cookies.  Once the cookies have been baked and glazed and the glaze has hardened on the cookie, place the cookies in a plastic bag or freezer container.  When ready to eat remove from the freezer and let set for one hour.


Serving: 32g | Calories: 121kcal | Fat: 4.6g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 133mg | Sugar: 19.6g