lemon thyme sugar cookies

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These are inspired from the amazing rosemary cookies my friend Katie made at a holiday party last year.  I decided to revisit the lemon-thyme combo from Martha Stewart’s vodka thyme lemonade and apply it to dessert (then maybe drinks again too).

This recipe  involves a basic sugar cookie mix. I generally prefer to bake cookies from scratch (see manifesto) but sometimes even the standard sugar cookie calls for some outsourcing.


1 pouch of sugar cookie mix
1 stick of butter (or whatever the pouch dictates)
1 egg (or whatever the pouch dictates. listen to the pouch. pouch pouch pouch.)
2 tbsp thyme
1 tsp lemon zest

2 cups confectioners sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp water


1. Preheat oven to 350. Combine cookie ingredients in a medium bowl. Beat with electric mixer until smooth.  Using a heaping teaspoon, drop dough roughly 2 inches on to the a lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Move cookies to some parchment or wax paper on the counter for the icing!

2. Combine icing ingredients in a small bowl and stir until blended. Pour over each cookie and give at least 5-10 minutes to let it dry.



vodka thyme lemonade

This recipe is from the one and only Martha Stuart, but slightly tweeked for the lazy. Unlike that crazy broad,  I opted out of buying twenty-four lemons (aka squeezing forty-eight halves) to make a cocktail.

Wtih the help of fresh-squeezed supermarket lemonade, we’ve got ourselves something supremely delicious as well. Of course Mother Martha’s drink, with her two dozen lemons and simple syrup, does look immensely better.  I’d be all over that..someone else would just have to make it.


5 cups lemonade (best quality available)
2 cups vodka
12 sprigs of fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
1 cup of water


Very lightly muddle the thyme with the outside of a spoon.  Add lemonade and let chill for 2 hours.  Add vodka and water, stir and serve.

Source: for the ambitious..