Lemon Sugar Cookies

My family constantly harasses me for not liking chocolate. I’ve never been tempted by a chocolate chip cookie, or a piece of chocolate cake, but place anything lemon in front of me and I can’t help myself! These Lemon Sugar Cookies were no different. I’m already planning on making another batch later this week!

Serves: 36

Lemon Sugar Cookies

Nothing beats the taste of lemon in the summer! These Lemon Sugar Cookies are sure to be a hit at any get together!

30 minPrep Time

8 minCook Time

38 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 lemon (zest of lemon)
  • 1 lemon (juice of lemon)
  • 1/2 cup sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar until smooth.
  3. Stir in egg and mix until blended.
  4. Mix in flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Refrigerate dough for 20 minutes.
  5. Roll into one inch balls and roll in sugar.
  6. Place on baking sheet and press down slightly.
  7. Bake for 8 minutes or until slightly golden. Be careful not to overcook, they won't be as soft!

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6 Responses to “Lemon Sugar Cookies”

  1. John Furqueron
    I get your daily recipes and love them. They are so good and easy to share with the family, that the love it when Dad's turn comes to cook, as they know they are getting something good and different each time. Thank You, John
  2. Susan
    I really wanted to love these cookies as I am a real lemon fan but sadly they did not work for me. I am a long time cookie maker so I know to chill my dough between batches and use cool pans but these cookies spread too thin. By the time they cooled they were almost flat. The taste is OK but appearance is just too sad to serve to guests. Disappointed.
  3. Elizabeth
    I tried to make these cookies but it was a disaster. Dough was soft and sticky so difficult to roll. Cooled it longer. When baked, cookies went flat, did not get golden and basically glued themselves to the pan. I used parchment paper next but they still came out flat, too soft and sticking to the parchment paper.

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