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Cinnamon cookies with a lemon glaze

Delicious and delicate cookie, a hint of cinnamon, a bit of marmalade and lemon icing.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Resting time1 hr 8 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: European
Keyword: christmas, cinnamon, cookies, holidays, marmalade
Servings: 20 cookies
Author: Dea Kepic



  • 300 g flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 150 g butter at room temperature
  • 100 g powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • + marmalade


  • 250 g powdered sugar
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1-2 tbsp hot water
  • + pearls for decoration



  • Put the flour, sugar, and butter in a bowl. With your hands, rub the flour and sugar into the butter until you get something similar to coarse breadcrumbs.
  • Add all the other ingredients and mix (with your hands or with a hand-mixer on low speed) just until you get a uniform dough. Wrap it with cling film and put in the fridge (or outside if it’s cold) for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 175°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Take the dough from the fridge and roll it out to 2-3 mm thickness. Remember to flour the dough and the surface on which you will roll out the dough.
  • Cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters. Keep in mind that you should make the same number of big cookies which are the base and small cookies that go on top of the big one. Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for around 10 minutes or until golden brown. Cool the cookies.


  • Mix powdered sugar with the lemon juice and add as much hot water as you need to get the consistency of hot lava.


  • Glue the small cookie onto a big one with some marmalade. Place a piece of baking paper or aluminum foil under a wire rack. Place the cookies on a wire rack and pour the glaze over them.
  • Decorate with pearls, sprinkles, chocolate or something else. Leave the glaze to set and enjoy :).


  • Keep the cookies in an airtight container.
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