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Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 117 kcal

what you'll need

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 2 sticks
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large lemons zest of lemons
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • granulated sugar for sprinkling
  • lemon zest for sprinkling

let's do it

  • First, place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a small bowl then set aside.
  • Next, cream the butter and sugar together in a medium sized mixing bowl, until light and fluffy. Add the eggs then beat until completely incorporated. Add vanilla, lemon zest and lemon juice, beating until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, stirring just until combined.
  • Scoop out heaping tablespoons of dough and roll into balls, place on a parchment lined baking sheet then sprinkle the tops with sugar. Press down until they are ½" thick then dust with a bit more sugar if desired.
  • Add a bit of lemon zest to kick up the flavor if you'd like.
  • Bake 10–12 minutes until just firm in the center. Don’t let them brown if you want super soft cookies. If you like a little crunch then wait for the edges to brown slightly.
  • Remove cookies from oven and cool on the pan for 2 mins before transferring to a cooling rack. Enjoy!

One Last Thing

This dough is soooo yummy that I have to make extra to ensure cookies actually get baked!


Calories: 117kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 100mgPotassium: 19mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 9g
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