Delicate and small, these crispy Lemon Cookies with Vanilla Bean Glaze have the perfect mix of lemon and real vanilla bean flavors.
You know how people build up tolerance to drugs over time? I worry sometimes that this has happened to me, except instead of drugs, it’s lemon. I’ll make a thing, sweet or savory, and my husband will taste it, and tell me that eating it (whatever it is) is like being punched in the face with lemon, and there I am, shoveling food into my face and thinking “this could use a little more lemon.”
So when I told him that I was planning on making these lemon cookies, he did what he always did when I mention anything lemon related, which is to roll his eyes at me and make a snarky comment about how he can’t wait to shove a whole lemon in his face.
But honestly, we were both pleasantly surprised. These cookies are crisp and delicate with a very subtle lemon flavor. The original recipe called for a lemon glaze, which probably would have upped the lemon factor significantly, but I love love love lemon and vanilla together, and I was excited to use the vanilla beans I just bought, so I decided to up the fancy-ness and make a vanilla bean glaze. I’m so glad I did. It was incredibly delicious and also very very pretty.