Thursday, 26 June 2014

Thursday Treat: Lemon Refrigerator Cookies

These are an example of "refrigerator" or "icebox" cookies, where the dough is kept in a cold environment until it's ready to bake.  The dough can also be frozen for a time before baking.

Southern Lemon Refrigerator Cookies

To make this you will need:

Two large mixing bowls and spoon
Electric mixer
Waxed paper
Baking sheet

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Dash of salt
3/4 cup white sugar
3/8 cup (3 ounces) butter at room temperature
1 egg
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel

Stir together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
In a separate bowl, beat together 1/2 cup of the sugar with the butter until light and fluffy.
Beat in the egg, lemon juice, and lemon peel.
Gradually blend in the flour mixture.
Form the dough into two rolls about 2 inches wide and 7 inches long.
Wrap the rolls in waxed paper and refrigerate until firm, about an hour.

Preheat oven to 375 F.
Unwrap the cookie dough and cut into slices about 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle slices lightly with remaining sugar and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for about 12 minutes until lightly browned around the edges. Cool the cookies on a rack and store in an airtight container.

Makes about 2 to 3 dozen cookies.


  1. Oh these look yummy! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Now I am in the mood to bake...great recipe I am going ot have to try!