Lemony Afternoon Cookies

Paige Nicholas


These cookies go great any time of the day. Light, with just enough lemon to keep people coming back for more. The Lemon Zest really makes these cookies zing!

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4 doz.


1/2 c
unsalted butter (softened)
1 1/2 c
2 large
eggs (room temperature)
1/4 c
lemon juice
2 tsp
freshly grated lemon zest
1/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
baking powder
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
powdered sugar (dusting tops of the cookies)

How to Make Lemony Afternoon Cookies


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • 2In a large mixing bowl add butter and sugar. Cream together, on medium speed,until well blended. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • 3On low speed add eggs, one at a time, mix until blended. Add lemon juice and zest, mixing until blended.
  • 4In another bowl, stir together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Add to the cream mixture and mix together well.
  • 5Drop by rounded tablespoons, onto prepared baking sheet, 2 inches a part. (I like to use a Tablespoon sized ice cream scoop.)
  • 6Bake for 12 - 15 minutes. Edges should be firm, with little or no color.
  • 7Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling racks and let cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar.

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About Lemony Afternoon Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies