Lemon Sugar Cookies

Kristin Kiel


This cookie recipe is one that friends and family ask for the most. I always looked forward to having a sugar cookie at the corner bakery when I was a little girl, and this one comes close to the one I remember.

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4 dozen, depending on the size


2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1 c
butter, room temperature
1 1/2 c
1 Tbsp
lemon zest, grated
2 large
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
2-3 Tbsp
sugar, for rolling

How to Make Lemon Sugar Cookies


  • 1Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment.
  • 2In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  • 3In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar and lemon zest until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, and add vanilla extract.
  • 4Gradually mix in the flour mixture at low speed. Scrape down sides as needed.
    I like to chill the dough for about an hour. Although, it's not necessary.
  • 5Place 2 or 3 tablespoons of sugar in a small bowl for rolling.

    Shape into 1-inch balls, roll or just dab the tops with the sugar. Place on baking sheet.
  • 6Bake for 8-10 minutes, until set. I usually bake for 8 min.

    Cool on the pan for a minute, and then transfer them to cool on a wire rack.

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About Lemon Sugar Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #lemon, #cookie, #sugar