Lemon Cookies

lemon cookies

These are the best lemon cookies around!  Not only are they soft, but they have the perfect amount of citrus and sweetness.

What you will need:

lemon cookies

  • 10 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Zest of 2 lemons (about 1 Tbsp lemon zest)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (about ½ lemon)
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure lemon extract
  • 5 drops yellow food coloring
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

In a mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, sugar, and lemon zest. Add the egg, egg yolk, lemon juice, lemon extract, and yellow food coloring. Mix thoroughly.

lemon cookies

In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until incorporated.

lemon cookies

lemon cookies

Scoop 1½ Tbsp sized cookie dough balls and roll them in a bowl with ¼ cup powdered sugar. Place cookies on a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

lemon cookies

lemon cookies

Bake at 350 degrees for 9 to 10 minutes. Store cookies in a plastic bag for up to 5 days.

lemon cookies

lemon cookies

These cookies couldn’t be more simple to make!  Now invite some friends over and enjoy these lemon cookies with a glass of milk.

 

 

Lemon Cookies
Print Recipe
Zesty citrus lemon cookies!
Servings Prep Time
2 dozen 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
9-10 minutes 5 min. cool
Servings Prep Time
2 dozen 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
9-10 minutes 5 min. cool
Lemon Cookies
Print Recipe
Zesty citrus lemon cookies!
Servings Prep Time
2 dozen 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
9-10 minutes 5 min. cool
Servings Prep Time
2 dozen 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
9-10 minutes 5 min. cool
Ingredients
Servings: dozen
Instructions
  1. In a mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, sugar, and lemon zest. Add the egg, egg yolk, lemon juice, lemon extract, and yellow food coloring. Mix thoroughly.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until incorporated.
  3. Scoop 1½ Tbsp sized cookie dough balls and roll them in a bowl with ¼ cup powdered sugar. Place cookies on a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 9 to 10 minutes. Store cookies in a plastic bag up to 5 days.
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