Soft Sugar Cookies with Fluffy Lemon Frosting

melissa harris


It has become a tradition in my house to make these special frosted sugar cookies during Holidays. They are my family's favorite.


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  • 2 stick
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla or lemon extract if you like more lemon
  • 2
    eggs -beaten
  • 4 c
  • 1 tsp
    cream of tartar

  • 8 oz
    softened cream cheese
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 c
    heavy whipping cream

How to Make Soft Sugar Cookies with Fluffy Lemon Frosting


  1. In standing mixer, cream margarine, crisco, eggs, vanilla, and sugars. (sub lemon extract if you want more lemon flavor)
    In separate bowl; sift flour, soda, and cream of tartar.
  2. Gradually add dry ingredients to creamed and mix until soft dough forms.

    Roll into 1" balls and place onto ungreased cookie sheet.(I use stonewear, as it bakes more evenly)
  3. Bake cookies in 350 degree oven for approx 7-9 minutes. This will vary according to your oven.
    Do NOT let them brown. I generally pull them out as soon as the edges start turning a light golden color. Cool before removing from cookie sheet.
  4. For frosting;
    Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and lemon juice until fluffy. If you choose to use food coloring, add it here.

    In separate chilled bowl, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in to cream cheese mixture until well blended. Refrigerate approx 1 hour before frosting cookies.

    Top with sprinkles if you desire.
    Makes 4 dozen.

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About Soft Sugar Cookies with Fluffy Lemon Frosting

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American

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