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Lemon Sugar Cookies

Course: Dessert
Author: Bri @ monday sunday kitchen



  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of one large lemon finely grated
  • 4 tbsp fresh lemon juice

Glaze Option (from Giada De Laurentiis)

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon


  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and very fluffy (about 10 minutes).
  • Beat in egg, vanilla extract, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  • Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
  • Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll in sugar (if not using the glaze). Place on lined cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  • Let stand on cookie sheet 5 minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.


  • Combine the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a small bowl and stir until smooth.
  • Spoon about 1/2-teaspoon onto each cookie and use the back of the spoon to gently spread.
  • Let the glaze harden for about 2 hours.