Lemon Cookies

Lemon Cookies Recipe

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Buttery, Flaky and Lemony - these cookies are a delight.


★★★★★ 1 vote

makes about 3 dozen or more depending upon thickness of dough
20 Min
10 Min


  • 1 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2
    vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1
  • ·
    sprinkles for topping

How to Make Lemon Cookies


  1. Combine dry ingredients (flour through salt) in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix with an electric mixer, butter, sugar, vanilla and lemon zest. Add the egg and continue mixing until combined.
  2. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until just combined.
  3. Place the dough in a sheet of plastic wrap and form into a disc. Freeze cookie dough for 30-45 minutes or until dough is hard.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Once the dough is hard, break off 1/2 of the dough, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate. Roll the first portion of the dough until thin (the dough is very buttery -- dust with enough flour to handle)
  5. Dip cookie cutter in flour and cut out cookies and place them on the parchment lined cookie sheets. Decorate them generously with sprinkles. Repeat with remaining dough.
  6. Bake 6-7 minutes or until cookies are golden. Let cookies cool completely on a wire rack.

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About Lemon Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Mediterranean
Other Tags: For Kids Heirloom

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