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Lemon Sugar Cookies

I’m just going to come right out and say it. Sugar cookies aren’t my favorite. I’d much rather indulge in chocolate desserts, like fudge or brownies. However, there is just something refreshing about lemon sugar cookies. They remind me of summer, and they seem to fit right in after a fresh Florida meal of fish and vegetables.

Lemon Sugar Cookies


They are ridiculously easy to make, and you probably have the ingredients on hand already. Break out your measuring cups. Let’s bake!

Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe

What are lemon sugar cookies?

Lemon sugar cookies are a type of cookie that is flavored with lemon. They are often made with lemon zest, and sometimes also contain lemon juice. Lemon sugar cookies are usually crisp and have a delicate flavor. Some recipes for lemon sugar cookies include a glaze made with lemon juice and powdered sugar.

Where can you serve lemon sugar cookies?

Lemon sugar cookies can be served at any number of events or gatherings, such as parties, potlucks, baby showers, bridal showers, and more. They are also a tasty treat to have on hand for when unexpected company comes over. Whether you are looking to impress your guests or simply want to enjoy a delicious cookie, lemon sugar cookies are a great option.

Lemon Sugar Cookies Ingredients

It might be helpful to have a mixer and a cookie dough scoop on hand. You will also need 2 sticks of softened butter, 2 ยฝ cups of flour, 1 ยฝ cup of sugar + ยผ cup for rolling, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 3 teaspoons lemon juice, 3 teaspoons of lemon extract, 1 egg, ยฝ teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and a pinch of salt.

Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe

To get started, you will cream butter and sugar together for 3 minutes. You want the butter and sugar to be as fluffy as possible.

Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe

Add the egg and mix for 1 minute.

Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe

Add vanilla extract, lemon extract and lemon juice.

Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe

Mix and begin adding the baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add in the flour, ยฝ cup at a time. I like to mix by hand in this step as the dough gets thick.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.

With a cookie dough scoop, form little mounds of dough.

Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe

Drop them into the sugar you sat aside for dusting, roll them in the dough so they are completely covered with sugar.

Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe

Place them on a lightly sprayed cookie sheet, about 3โ€ apart. The dough will spread, so leave ample room!

Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe

Bake for 10-13 minutes, being careful not to overbake. The cookies should look lightly golden in color when they are ready.

Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe

Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before removing.

Lemon Sugar Cookies

Lemon Sugar Cookies

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Sugar cookies with a bit of lemon flavor!

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks of softened butter
  • 2 ยฝ cups of flour
  • 1 ยฝ cup of sugar + ยผ cup for rolling
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 teaspoons of lemon extract
  • 1 egg
  • ยฝ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • A pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and sugar together for 3 minutes. You want the butter and sugar to be as fluffy as possible.
  2. Add the egg and mix for 1 minute.
  3. Add vanilla extract, lemon extract and lemon juice.
  4. Mix and begin adding the baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. Add in the flour, ½ cup at a time. I like to mix by hand in this step as the dough gets thick.
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.
  7. With a cookie dough scoop, form little mounds of dough.
  8. Drop them into the sugar you sat aside for dusting, roll them in the dough so they are completely covered with sugar.
  9. Place them on a lightly sprayed cookie sheet, about 3” apart. The dough will spread, so leave ample room!
  10. Bake for 10-13 minutes, being careful not to overbake. The cookies should look lightly golden in color when they are ready.
  11. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for about 5 minutes before removing.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 664Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 174mgSodium: 460mgCarbohydrates: 88gFiber: 1gSugar: 59gProtein: 6g

The nutritional information here is an estimate. While I try to provide accurate information via Nutritionix, this information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that it will be completely accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any information sunnysweetdays.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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This recipe gets you light cookies with just a hint of lemon. It’s a sweet mix of tart lemon flavor and sugar.

Lemon Sugar Cookies

What’s your favorite cookie? Need another sweet treat? Try one of these sweet treats for Valentine’s Day (or any other time of year!). You may also like these frozen peanut butter squares.

Lemon Sugar Cookies

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