This lemon glaze icing is super easy to make. Sometimes I am stuck on what icing to use for cookies as most of them are made from loads of sugar. Also, for most of the icing recipes, I need special equipment such as a spritz, a decorating gun, or cake decorating sets. For this glaze, you don’t even have to use a pastry brush if you don’t have one not to mention a spritz or a cake decorating set. In the video, you will see we are using a spoon to apply the glaze over the cookies. Needless to say, this recipe can be made and applied to the cookies by a kindergarten.
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Ingredients for Lemon Glaze Icing for Cookies
There are only 2 ingredients needed for this recipe.
We do use sugar for this recipe, but only 1/4 cup. You can use variations of powdered sugar such as powdered fruit monk sweetener which is Keto friendly, has no calories, and has no carbs. Generally speaking, cookies are not that healthy for you, but you can still make them healthier by reducing the sugar amount used. Also, you can use a monk fruit sweetener if you want to eliminate carbs which are not necessarily bad. As long as you monitor and keep your carbs under control, carbs are actually essential. For example, your brain needs about 150 grams of carbs each day to function properly.
We use freshly squeezed lemon juice for our lemon glaze icing. Depending on how much you like lemons, feel free to adjust the lemon juice proportions. For example, for a milder taste, use 1/2 tbsp lemon juice diluted with 1/2 tbsp water. However, try not to substitute the entire lemon juice with water because the lemon is actually used as an ingredient to hold the glaze together. Also, when I made this lemon glaze icing for cookies, it turned out my lemons were extra sour. I didn’t realize that until I applied the icing on the cookies. I guess, I missed an important step of cooking – taste first before serving to people…
Equipment for Lemon Glaze Icing For Cookies
We are proud of this recipe which doesn’t require any special baking equipment. We chose this easy glaze recipe also because it is kids friendly and you can assign the glaze task for them to participate in the Christmas activities. Usually, the frostings and icings require baking sets and decorating guns to decorate the cookies but with this recipe, we just apply the glaze over the cookies with a spoon. Below are examples of baking equipment that you don’t have to buy to decorate cookies if you use our glaze recipe.
Lemon Glaze Icing for Cookies
- Gather ingredients
Freshly Squeeze Lemon
Make lemon icing
- To a small bowl, add ¼ cup of powdered sugar.
- Add ½ tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice and ½ tbsp of water to the powdered sugar. If you like more lemon flavor, just add 1 tbsp of lemon juice without diluting it with water.
- Mix the lemon glaze well. The glaze is ready to be applied to cookies.
- In this recipe, we use 1/2 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice and 1/2 tbsp of water. We diluted the lemon juice with water to make the lemon taste milder. However, if you like the lemon flavor, feel free to use 1 tbsp of lemon juice.
- The lemon glaze is made for about 24 big Christmas cookies. If you need more glaze, then just increase the amount of sugar, lemon juice, and water. The final glaze needs to not be too runny. It just needs to be fluid so you can apply it to the cookies.
- We use food coloring dye to make the colors different depending on the theme of the cookies. For example, we used green food coloring for the Christmas tree cookies as shown in the picture above.
- The more dye drops/liquid you use, the stronger the color.
- I am using a small spoon to apply the lemon glaze icing on the cookies. However, if you have a pastry brush, feel free to use it.
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