Chewy Lemon Cookies

Stacia Osborn Recipe

By Stacia Osborn tikitacky

2-3 dozen
20 Min
10 Min

I just posted another lemon cookie recipe too. Here is Lemon Cookie #2. I had been searching JAP for a simple lemon cookie not made with a cake mix and had given up after five pages. I went and dug through recipes I'd clipped out or written down for the last recipe I posted. This one is from

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2 3/4 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1 c
butter, softened
1 1/2 c
sugar, white
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
zest from one large lemon
4 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
1/2 c

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 350. Line cookie sheet(s) with parchment paper
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

In a larger bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla, zest, and juice.

Add in dry ingredients, mixing until just combined.

Roll rounded spoonfuls of dough into balls and roll in sugar.

Place on cookies sheets, 1-2 inches apart.

Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool for two minutes on cookie sheet before moving them to wire racks.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Hashtags: #lemon, #cookie, #juice, #zest, #basic

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Juli Snyder roknjewl
Nov 20, 2011
my oldset son , loves anything Lemon. and when I saw this recipe for the cookies I was so Happy. Thanks for Sharing.
Stacia Osborn tikitacky
Nov 20, 2011
Yay! I was really craving a good lemon cookie too! Hope your son loves them. By the way, I posted THREE real lemon cookie recipes today! (I was reeeaaaalllyyy craving a lemon cookie.)
Lynette Gibbons cafn8me
Dec 17, 2011
These are fantastic, and very easy! Just the texture we love in a cookie!
Melissa Payne mamapayne1
Apr 26, 2012
love this recipe, I have a customer who is always looking for a new lemon dessert, and she loved these.. I added a tsp of lemon extract to make them "pucker" and it was a big hit, thank you for sharing. :)
Melissa Payne mamapayne1
May 8, 2012
I featured "lemon" for my business dessert of the month, and 3 of my customers ordered these. My feedback on the scorecards I make up, were all 10's.
Lori Younger LoriYounger84
Aug 3, 2012
so excited to make these tomorrow, and so glad they aren't from a box mix!! thanks!!! :D
Chara Teh inspiredbaking
Sep 19, 2012
Made these today and oh how refreshing they were! Thanks for sharing the recipe, Stacia!
Deborah Jamison Debbie75
Nov 25, 2012
Do I have to use parchment paper or can I use Pam nonstick spray?
Marva Daley MarvaMarie
Dec 18, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Stacia Osborn tikitacky
Jan 12, 2013
Sorry, Deborah, I just saw your question. Use parchment paper! :-)
Katy M. Kountrygal
Mar 3, 2013
Oh these look so good! I will make these for a spring dessert. Anyone that knows what Archway cookies are, probably knows about the Lemon Icebox cookies they carry or use to. I loved them, and was looking for a recipe like them, but haven't found it yet, so will try these. Thanks for sharing.
Mar 11, 2013 - Bea L. shared this recipe with discussion group: CHATTERBOX
Sarah Gruber sfgruber
May 22, 2013
Do you chill the dough before baking? My dough was very soft and the cookies spread quite a bit while baking. They turned out very thin, but tasty.
Stacia Osborn tikitacky
Jun 17, 2013
I don't, Sarah. But I have found if your butter is TOO soft (especially if you try softening cold butter in the microwave) or the dough has been worked too much by your hands, the cookies spread to an almost lacy thinness. Certainly it couldn't hurt to chill your dough and see how that works for you.
Sarah Gruber sfgruber
Jun 17, 2013
Thanks for your response. I probably did microwave my butter to soften time I won't or I will chill the dough. I rolled the balls in pink sugar and told my granddaughter they were "pink lemonade cookies." She loved them! Perfect for our picnic. Great recipe!