These are my friend’s cookie recipe. They call them crack cookies. is that too harsh of a thing to say here? They call them this because they are so good they are severely addicting. Just the glaze itself you could bathe in. no joke.
I have been looking for a good lemon cookie for a little bit. I really wanted to try out some lemon curd in one, when one day she showed up to a get together with these babies. After that all searching came to a halt.
When I made these cookies I substitutes the oil for a greek yogurt. I will put the oil measurement in but honestly I couldn’t taste a difference.
The dough is SOOO super sticky. So you can choose to plop them down on the cookie sheet (as shown below) or you can cover your hands in powder sugar and roll them into cute little balls. Then dust the bottom of a cup with powder sugar and lightly press down with the cup to make the a little flat so the glaze will have a nice surface to rest on.
I love them both ways, honestly I probably love them better rolled in powder sugar and flattened. You can do whatever your time and energy is of that day.
Make the glaze in a separate bowl. I scoop the glaze into a ziplock bag and cut the tip. Gently squeeze the glaze in an intricate design all over the cookies. ha. ok, just slather them up nice and good, and make sure you drink the rest, cause it’s that tasty.
I like to place a sheet of parchment paper under a cookie rack, it just helps with cleaning. :) and makes licking the leftover glaze so easy.
SO, here is the down-low with substituting yogurt for oil. You use 3/4 the amount that it calls for oil. If it had called for 1 cup of oil, I would use 3/4 yogurt. Make sense? Try it out on your next recipe : )
- 1 lemon cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt (or 1/3 cup oil)
- about 1/2-1 cup powder sugar
- 2 cup powder sugar
- 1 1/2 TBS oil
- 1 1/2 TBS water
- zest of one lemon
- juice of 1 lemon (about 1/4 cup)
- Mix cookie ingredients. Powder hands and surface with powder sugar to keep dough from sticking too much on your hands.
- Roll into uniform balls.
- press balls down into a flat circle.
- bake at 375 for about 6 minutes.
- mix all ingredients until smooth.
- Place in a ziplock bag and cut a tiny tip of the bag off.
- Squeeze over cookies.