5 from 6 votes
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Lemon Sugar Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins

A soft sugar cookie with a burst of lemon.

Course: Cookie, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Cookie, sugar cookies
Servings: 36 Cookies
Calories: 116 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Cream butter in a bowl with a mixer

  2. Add sugar and cream together

  3. Add lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla. Mix until combined

  4. Add eggs and combine

  5. Add flour, salt and baking soda. Combine

  6. Use a scoop or a spoon to create balls of dough. Place on a lined baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper. You may also lightly spray cookie sheet instead of lining baking sheet.

  7. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.

  8. Allow cookies to cool slightly (1-2 min) and then remove from baking sheet and place on a cooling rack.

Recipe Notes

If cookie dough is very soft, cover and place in refrigerator for 15-30 minutes before baking. 

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 116 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 95mg4%
Potassium 15mg0%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.