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4.67 from 12 votes

Lemon Sugar Cookies

A soft sugar cookie with a burst of lemon.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Cookie
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 Cookies
Calories: 116kcal
Author: Kathy


  • 1 cup butter salted, softened to room temperature
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  • Cream butter in a bowl with a mixer
  • Add sugar and cream together
  • Add lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla. Mix until combined
  • Add eggs and combine
  • Add flour, salt and baking soda. Combine
  • 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.
  • Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.
  • Allow cookies to cool slightly (1-2 min) and then remove from baking sheet and place on a cooling rack.



  • Use a lightly greased pan or use a silicone baking mat or a piece of parchment paper
  • Make certain oven is fully preheated before baking
  • Use a cookie scoop to get evenly sized cookies


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.5mg