Glazed Lemon Dimple Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 147kcal
Author: Lord Byron's Kitchen
Lemony tart and sugary sweet, these Glazed Lemon Dimple Cookies give you the best of both worlds.  A very refreshing cookie that's the perfect summer treat or an end to a very savoury meal.
Print Recipe


For the Cookie

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 whole lemons, zested
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup course white sugar

For the Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

For the Garnish

  • 2 whole lemons, zested


For the Cookie

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, use a hand-held mixer to beat together the sugar and butter until creamy.
  • Add the lemon juice, lemon zest, and molasses.  Beat into the sugar and butter mixture.
  • Add the flour, salt, and baking powder.  Use a wooden spoon or spatula to fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just mixed.  Do not over mix.
  • Use a small ice-cream scoop to portion out the cookie batter.  Roll into balls and roll the balls into the course white sugar.  Place the cookie on the lined baking sheet and press your thumb into the top of each cookie ball to create a dimple.
  • Bake for 13 minutes.  Remove from oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack.

For the Glaze

  • Whisk together the confectioner's sugar and lemon juice.  Use a teaspoon to lightly drizzle the glaze over the top of the cookies.  The dimple in each cookie will likely collect the glaze, so don't over fill it.
  • Next, top with a little lemon zest and allow the glaze to harden.
  • Store in a food-safe container with a lid at room temperature.


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.6mg