Ham n Goody’s Lemon Cookies

Dave T.


This is a take off on the famous Ham n Goody’s lemon tea cookies from their bakery and sandwich shop in Knoxville Tennessee. I make a couple of changes to add even more lemon flavor and use palm sugar to reduce the impact of the glycemic load. Make no mistake they are still sweet and extremely lemony, kinda like eating a refreshing glass of lemonade.


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4 dozen cookies
15 Min
9 Min



  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 c
    butter, unsalted, softened
  • 1 c
    white or palm sugar, your choice
  • 2 large
    juiced lemons, use pulp and grated peel

  • 1 1/4 c
    confectioners sugar
  • 1 large
    juiced lemon, with pulp and grated peel

How to Make Ham n Goody’s Lemon Cookies


  1. Sift flour, baking powder and baking soda into bowl. Beat butter, sugar, lemon juice, lemon, pulp, and grated lemon peel, add dry ingredients
    And mix until combined.
  2. Roll into 2 10 inch logs and wrap in plastic wrap, freeze for at least 1 hour. (You can make ahead and freeze for weeks until needed).
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove dough from freezer, unwrap and cut into 1/4 inch thicknesses
  4. Place on silicone baking mat and place in oven for 7-9 min
  5. Remove and let cool on rack.
  6. Mix powdered sugar, lemon juice, pulp and grated peel, pour into shallow bowl or plate.
  7. After cookies have cooled, invert one at a time and dip into glaze, set aside to set.

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About Ham n Goody’s Lemon Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium

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