Lemon Cookies

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I love and adore lemon treats. I don’t make them very often though, because my family doesn’t share my passion for all things lemon. I’ve had this recipe for Lemon Cookies pinned for ages, but I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to share them, because I can’t be stuck finishing off an entire batch of lemon cookies. Not that I couldn’t do it. . . I just shouldn’t!


A couple weeks ago I helped with teacher appreciation, and needed to make 6 dozen cookies. A perfect opportunity to try a few new cookie recipes. I made some cinnamon chip toffee cookies, (sharing the recipe later) and these lovely lemon cookies. You guys, these cookies are amazing! If you like lemon, you will love them! lemon-cookie-recipeThey are soft and chewy, with a great lemon flavor. The original recipe only called for 1 teaspoon of lemon zest, but I upped it because I love lemon flavor. They were not at all overpowering though. I thought they were perfectly lemony! lemon-cookies-recipeThere was a huge assortment of goodies, but I saw a few of the teachers coming back for seconds after they tasted one. 🙂 lemon-cookies

Lemon Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 Tbsp. lemon zest
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar for rolling
Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat in vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Add flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Stir till well combined. Roll dough in 1″ balls, then roll in powdered sugar. Place on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 9-11 minutes, or till set and crackly. After a couple minutes, remove to cooling racks to cool completely.
-Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies

Recipe adapted from LDS Living.

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  1. Frederick Souza says:

    have you ever thought to maybe put white chocolate chips in these? The very first cookie I ever made (and the first foray into baking) was about 60 years ago, and it was a lemon chip cookie (I don’t know why they stopped making these wonderful little morsels, but I loved them and chocolate chip cookies), and I thought this might be really good with the white chocolate chips in them…either way, I am going to make these tomorrow, and probably throw some white chips into half the batter.

  2. Juliana says:

    Do you think these would be good with frosting?

  3. I love everything lemon and these look wonderful! I am featuring you from The Creative Exchange. 🙂

  4. These look and sound so delicious! Pinning these so I can make them for my boys, they would love them. 🙂 Thank you for linking up!

  5. Looks tasty. I think they would be good with some white chocolate chips too 🙂

    • That would be good! I thought of drizzling them with melted white chocolate, but didn’t have time. They didn’t really need it though. I still loved them!

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