Raspberry Frosted Lemon Cookies

Raspberry Frosted Lemon Cookies

Raspberry Frosted Lemon Cookies make the perfect springtime treat full of citrus and berries. The frosting is naturally coloured and flavoured with raspberry powder and the soft, buttery cookies have fresh lemon zest for lots of flavour. These would be a great treat to make for Easter this year!

Raspberry Frosted Lemon Cookies

What do I need to make Raspberry Frosted Lemon Cookies?

Here’s a list of everything you’ll need to make some amazing lemon and raspberry cookies:

Raspberry Frosted Lemon Cookies

How do I make Lemon Sugar Cookies?

Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk the melted butter, softened cream cheese, sugar, and lemon extract until smooth and fully combined. There shouldn’t be any chunks of cream cheese left.

In a small bowl, combine the lemon zest, flour, baking soda, and salt. Pour the dry ingredients into the large bowl of wet ingredients and stir until the dough comes together.

Raspberry Frosted Lemon Cookies

Use a two tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop the cookie dough into balls and set them on the baking sheets, evenly spaced with a couple inches between the cookies.

Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes. They should be turning slightly golden on the edges when done. Let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for about five minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Let the cookies cool completely before frosting.

Raspberry Frosted Lemon Cookies

How do I make Raspberry Frosting?

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, combine the butter, powdered sugar, milk, and raspberry powder. To make raspberry powder, place freeze dried raspberries in a food processor or coffee grinder and grind until they’re a fine powder. Use a fine mesh strainer to sift out the seeds.

Start the mixer on low speed and gradually increase to medium-high speed until the frosting is light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Use an offset spatula to spread the frosting on the cooled cookies. Alternatively, you can fill a piping bag fitted with a star tip with frosting and place a swirl of frosting on each cookie.

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I hope you enjoy these Raspberry Frosted Lemon Cookies! Be sure to leave a rating on the recipe card below and let me know what you think in the comments. Happy baking!

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Raspberry Frosted Lemon Cookies

Raspberry Frosted Lemon Cookies make the perfect springtime treat full of citrus and berries. The frosting is naturally coloured and flavoured with raspberry powder and the soft, buttery cookies have fresh lemon zest for lots of flavour.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Frosting Time20 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Servings: 18 cookies
Rachel Alexandra

Ingredients

Lemon Cookies

Raspberry Frosting

Instructions

Lemon Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the melted butter, softened cream cheese, sugar, and lemon extract until smooth and fully combined. There shouldn't be any chunks of cream cheese left.
  • In a small bowl, combine the lemon zest, flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • Pour the dry ingredients into the large bowl of wet ingredients and stir until the dough comes together.
  • Use a two tablespoon cookie scoop to scoop the cookie dough into balls and set them on the baking sheets, evenly spaced with a couple inches between the cookies.
  • Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes. They should be turning slightly golden on the edges when done.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.

Raspberry Frosting

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, combine the butter, powdered sugar, milk, and raspberry powder*.
  • Start the mixer on low speed and gradually increase to medium-high speed until the frosting is light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Use an offset spatula to spread the frosting on the cooled cookies. Alternatively, you can fill a piping bag fitted with a star tip with frosting and place a swirl of frosting on each cookie. Enjoy!

Notes

To make raspberry powder, place freeze dried raspberries in a food processor or coffee grinder and grind until they’re a fine powder. Use a fine mesh strainer to sift out the seeds.
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