These simple olive oil and lemon cookies pack a major WOW factor. Light and fluffy, soft and chewy, this cookie recipe is bursting with fresh lemon flavor. A great soft batch cookie for any dessert table. Even makes an EPIC ice cream sandwich. You may question your loyalty to chocolate chip after tasting these.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer beat sugar and olive oil until smooth. Mix in lemon zest and vanilla extract. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each addition.
Turn mixer speed to low and slowly add in dry ingredients. Mix until fully combined.
Scoop dough onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper using a 1.25 oz scoop. Baking for 15-18 minutes until cookies are golden. Cool for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
To make the glaze, whisk together powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon lemon juice. If the mixture seems too thick to drizzle, add additional lemon juice until desired consistency is achieved. Pour over cookies.