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Lemon Sugar Cookies

Sweet, chewy, and bursting with bright lemon flavor, Lemon Sugar Cookies are a springtime favorite! Whip up a batch now to brighten your day!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon sugar cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 48 cookies
Calories 92kcal
Author Aubrey


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons pure lemon extract
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg, vanilla, lemon extract, and lemon zest to the butter mixture and mix until combined.
  • Add the flour mixture, one cup at a time, to the wet ingredients mixing until just combined after each addition.
  • Roll 2 tablespoons of cookie dough into a ball and place onto the baking sheet, keeping them 2 inches apart.
  • Bake cookies for 13-15 minutes or until just barely browned on the bottom.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool on a wire rack. (If you can wait that long!)


Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 16mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.4mg