Chewy Lemon Cookies

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 5 Ratings
Serves: 2-3 dozen
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2 3/4 c all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 c butter, softened
1 1/2 c sugar, white
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 zest from one large lemon
4 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 c sugar

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Stacia Osborn Recipe
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Long Beach, CA (pop. 462,257)
Member Since Jun 2011
Stacia's notes for this recipe:
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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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.

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user 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.
user 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.)
user Lynette Gibbons cafn8me - Dec 17, 2011
These are fantastic, and very easy! Just the texture we love in a cookie!
user 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. :)
user 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.

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