Preggo-Friendly Lemon Cookies

Satisfy a yen for citrus, as well as your nesting urges, by making a batch of zingy vanilla-lemon cookies. They provide a hit of vitamin C, which is essential for tissue growth and helps your body (and therefore your growing baby!) absorb iron. Their tart flavor is easy on a queasy tummy - and they taste great.

Preggo-Friendly Lemon Cookies
Yield: Makes 24 cookies Prep 15 mins Cook 17 mins Start to Finish 32 mins


For cookies:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest (from about half of a small lemon)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For optional glaze:
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice (from about 1 1/2 lemons)

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with nonstick foil.

2. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar and zest. With an electric hand mixer, mix in butter and vanilla until dough is smooth.

3. Roll into teaspoon-sized balls and place 1 1/2 inches apart on foil. Bake 15 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack for 2 minutes, then move to rack to cool completely.

4. Toss in confectioner's sugar, or make glaze: Mix sugar and lemon juice, then brush or drizzle on tops of cookies.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 68, Fat, total (g): 4, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 8, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 1, Folate (µg): 10, sodium (mg): 1, calcium (mg): 2, iron (mg): 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.