Lemon Sugar Cookies

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Kristin Kiel

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@KristinK

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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Serves:
4 dozen, depending on the size
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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

How to Make Lemon Sugar Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment.
  2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In 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.
  4. Gradually 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.
  5. Place 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.
  6. Bake 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




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