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Lemon Sugar Cookies

Everyone loves the burst of lemon in these soft and chewy sugar cookies.
4.75 from 4 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 2 large lemons
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, for rolling cookies

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
  •  In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Using a mixer, beat together butter and sugar until smooth and creamy.
  • Add lemon zest, egg, vanilla extract, and lemon juice. Mix until combined. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
  • Roll rounded tablespoons of dough into balls and roll in sugar. Place on prepared baking sheets,  about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are slightly brown around the edges and set. Let cookies sit on the baking sheets for two minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Notes

*To keep cookies soft, store cookies with a slice of bread in an air tight container.

Nutrition

Calories: 125kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 65mg, Potassium: 19mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 11g, Vitamin A: 164IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 6mg, Iron: 1mg