Pound Cake Cookies Recipe

Jamie Lothridge | My Baking Addiction

Pound cake cookies are light and sweet cookies perfect for tea time. If you sneak one for breakfast, we won't tell!

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If you read My Baking Addiction on the regular, you may have come across my recipe for s'mores waffle sundaes where I ranted about my utter disdain for Snapchat. I'm here today to retract all my comments - except those that pertain to the weird little Snapchat ghost - those still remain true. What I'm saying is, Snapchat has grown on me like whoa. And do I dare say that it's quickly becoming my favorite social media tool?

Trust me, I totally thought it was all about scandalous disappearing photos and teenagers until I actually took the time to play around with it and follow some of my favorite people. Turns out, I'm pretty curious (read nosy) and I love getting little glimpses into the lives of people I follow.

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Instead of it being about driving traffic to My Baking Addiction, I'm using Snapchat to share sneak peeks into my day to day life. From photos and videos of what we're whipping up for dinner to behind the scenes photography sessions - I'm really enjoying sharing these moments.

The cool thing is that I can Snap and then download my story at the end of the day to save some really great moments - like Elle's first trip to Cedar Point. If you want to follow along, you can find me by searching for bakingaddiction on Snapchat.

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You're probably wondering what Snapchat has to do with pound cake cookies, right? Well, these cookies were actually the first recipe that I shared on Snapchat by posting photos and videos throughout the process. It was kind of like having you guys along with me in the kitchen and in my opinion, baking is always better with friends!

Pound cake cookies are soft, delicate and topped with a sweet lemon glaze. These cookies are easy and delicious, but I also love that the base recipe is simple, so you can easily jazz them up with your favorite extracts, spices and citrus zests. I can't wait to try a vanilla glazed pumpkin pie spice version this fall!

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If I didn't convince you to download Snapchat, I hope I convinced you to make these Pound Cake Cookies. They’re sweet, tart little bites of sunshine and they’re perfect for any end of summer celebration.

For more delectable cookie creations, be sure to check out my Heath Bar cookies and Rolo cookie bars here on Food Fanatic.

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Pound Cake Cookies Recipe

    24 Servings


For the Cookies:
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • Lemon Zest, from one whole lemon
  • 2/3 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
For the Glaze:
  • 1 1/4 cups Confectioners Sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Milk
  • Sparkling Sugar, optional


For the Cookies:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In large bowl, stir together the sugar and lemon zest until the sugar becomes moist and fragrant.
  3. Add butter to the sugar and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy; about 3 minutes.
  4. Add eggs, lemon juice, and vanilla and mix until combined.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder.
  6. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  7. Using a medium cookie scoop, (1 1/2 tablespoons), scoop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets leaving 2 inches between each cookie dough ball.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the bottoms of the cookies are golden. Allow cookies to rest on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  9. Once cookies have cooled completely, prepare the glaze.

For the Glaze:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar, lemon juice and milk.
  2. Spoon or pipe glaze over cookies. If desired, immediately sprinkle cookies with sparkling sugar.  Allow glaze to harden before serving.



  • Refrigerate leftover cookies in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Source: Adapted from allrecipes.com
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Author: Jamie Lothridge
Source: Adapted from allrecipes.com
Recipe Yields: 2 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie
Servings Per Recipe 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 44
Calories 148

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g
  Saturated Fat 3g
Sodium 1mg
Total Carbohydrate 16g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 14g
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Jamie Lothridge

About Jamie

Jamie has an addiction to all things baking, as you'd guess from her blog, My Baking Addiction. She creates all things cookies just for us Food Fanatics, though.

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