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Lemon Sugar Cookies

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

Lemon Sugar Cookies-soft and chewy sugar cookies bursting with lemon flavor. If you like lemon, you are going to love this sugar cookie recipe!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36
Calories: 125kcal

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.
  • In a small bowl, combine the sugar and lemon zest. Rub together with your fingers until fragrant.
  • Using a mixer, beat together butter and sugar until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the egg, vanilla extract, and lemon juice. Mix until combined. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Don't over mix.
  • 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 airtight 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