Lemon Ginger Glazed Cookies

Lemon Ginger Glazed Cookies

Makes 24 cookies 3 inch cookies

1-1/2 stick butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
Juice from 1 medium lemon (about 1/4 cup lemon juice)
Zest from 1 lemon
1/2 cup finely chopped crystallized  ginger
2 tbsp honey 
1-3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground ginger

Lemon Glaze
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoons honey
1 tbsp  water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. In a stand mixer cream butter with brown sugar, and granulated sugar until well combined. 
  3. Beat in egg, egg yolk, vanilla extract, lemon juice, lemon zest and honey until fluffy. 
  4. Mix in dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt and ground ginger) until well combined.  Mix in diced Crystallized ginger.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  6. Using a 1 oz ice cream scoop or a cookie scoop to scoop cookie dough.
  7. Place cookie dough ball on prepared baking sheet.  Space balls of cookie dough evenly on baking sheet. 
  8. Bake for 7 minutes, and then spin the baking sheet, and bake for another 6 or 7 minutes.
  9. Let them sit on the baking pan for 2 minutes before removing to cooling rack.
  10. Prepare glaze by whisking lemon juice, honey, and water with confectioners sugar. 
  11. Once cookies cool completely, drizzle them with lemon glaze. Let stand until glaze is set, at least 20 minutes.

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