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


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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nancy mazzarello moonfairy
May 16, 2014
I just made your Chewy Lemon Cookies and I had to write and thank you. They are the lightest, most delicious cookies I've ever had. And the easiest to make! I chilled the dough for 90 minutes and they were so simple to roll. They baked up light and airy and perfectly soft inside with a slight crust outside. Thank you!
Stephanie Carter KookyBooBoo
Feb 3, 2014
Oh My Gosh!!! These are sooooo good! I doubled the recipe, made 2 dozen yesterday and put the rest of the dough in the fridge to harden up some to make them easier to ball up. Finishing up today and noticed that the cookies I made yesterday were very flat and the ones I'm making now are smaller but much thicker. A new family favorite!!
Stephanie Carter KookyBooBoo
Feb 3, 2014
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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!
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.