Lemon Cakes

Today I thought it would be fun to try a recipe out of the cookbook, A Feast Of Ice & Fire, a cookbook based on the T.V. show Game of Thrones. I got it for Christmas and I’ve been dying to try it. Some of the recipes were a little unusual but I came across a recipe for Lemon Cakes(Sansa’s favorite), and I love, love, love lemon desserts so I gave it a try and it did not disappoint! They are soft and chewy with a wonderful lemony sweetness. The lemon was not too overpowering, and the glaze on top made for a perfect balance.



2 1/2 cups of flour

2 cups granulated sugar

6 tablespoons unsalted butter

Grated Zest from 2 Lemons

1 egg

2 egg yolks

1/2 cup confectioners sugar

1 1/2- 2 teaspoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a large baking sheet
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour and granulated sugar.
  3. Cut in the butter, then add the zest and the whole egg and egg yolks.
  4. Mix thoroughly adding more flour as needed, until the dough is no longer sticky and can be easily shaped by hand.
  5. Roll the dough into balls about 1 inch across and place them onto the prepared baking sheet at least 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, until the tops are just slightly golden. Allow the cakes to cool for a minute before moving them to a cooling rack.
  7. Mix the confectioners sugar and milk to a smooth consistency. Once the cakes have cooled, use a spoon to drizzle the icing over the cookies.

*If the mixture seems too dry, add a little water or lemon juice until the dough comes together ( I used lemon juice to give it even more delicious lemon flavor).


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