Lemon Icebox Cookies

Course Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 2 dozen
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 2 C all purpose flour
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 C butter cut into pieces
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/4 C coarse granulated sugar for rolling


  • In a food processor, pulse together flour, confectioners sugar, salt and lemon zest until combined.
  • Add butter and process until crumbly.
  • Add in egg yolks and lemon juice and pulse util dough comes together.
  • Divide dough in half and form into two logs.
  • Wrap in wax paper and refrigerate or freeze until firm. (a couple of hours up to a month)
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Roll log of dough into sugar, coating the outside.
  • Slice logs into 1/4 inch thick slices and arrange on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake until gold brown around the edges, 12-15 minutes.
  • Transfer cookies to rack to cool.