These lemon sugar cookies are to die for... seriously. It's got the tang, the zest and the sweetness in just about the right proportion... Any lemon lovers dream.
They are so easy to make and ready in 30 mins as in the whole process from start to finish. So in 30 mins you will be munching on these zesty crunchy crunchy lemony cookies. Lemons are everywhere now so this lemon sugar cookies should definitely be a must make if you love lemony deserts or lemony anything.
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I decided to imprint these cookies with the names of my kiddos and believe me that was a baaadddd idea ?. As soon as the cookies were ready each one called dibs (claimed rights to) on the cookie with his or her name printed on it and before I could bart an eyelid they had gobbled every thing up and coming for the 'unlabeled' cookies ?.
In other words those labeled lemon sugar cookies didn't make it to the picture stage and that totally means that these lemon sugar cookies are the bomb because I literally had to hold them off the rest so that I could at least show you guys how these look ?
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This Recipe Makes about 4 doz cookies but of course it depends on the size of your cookie cutter.. it could be more or less.
Making Cookies is a fun project to embark on with the kiddos. Oh don't they just love cookie cutters and messing with the cookie dough. My gosh ?
Hope you enjoyed Recipe no 3 of our Learn, Make & Share Series for the Yuletide season. Now who says you can't have lemon treats for Christmas. I am sure some of your family and friends would totally ditch the amazing cinnamon roll cookies for these. They truly taste divine. Curious to know what tomorrow's cookie recipe is ? Sign up here you get the recipe straight into your mailbox as soon as it posts.
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Easy Lemon Cookies
- 1 Cup 2 sticks salted butter
- ¾ - 1 Cup granulated white sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1 large egg beaten
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest from one large lemon or two small ones
- a drop or two of yellow food coloring optional
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- Preheat oven to 350
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Beat Butter and sugar till well incorporated
- Add the eggs, vanilla extract, lemon extract, food coloring and lemon zest. Mix to combine.
- Then add the baking powder and flour to the wet ingredients. Mix till the dough comes together in a ball.
- Divided dough into two wrap one part cling wrap to prevent drying out.
- Roll out the second part to about ¼ of an inch thickness. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters of choice.
- Transfer to baking sheet and bake for 15-18 mins
Lisa | Garlic & Zest
Lemon is one of my favorite flavors, so you've sparked my interest from the get go! These sound perfect for my holiday baking!
It sure would. Thanks Lisa ?
oh my so creative and fun to do! I love anything lemon so these would be a big hit here, especially with the kids!
Yes it would ?
I love lemon in desserts and biscuits! Your cookies look beautiful. Such a sweet idea putting your kids' names in them! Not surprising they disappeared fast!
Thanks Jacqueline. They sure finished fast ?
Big lemon fan here. I just pinned this recipe so I can make it closer to the holidays. Looks delicious.
Thanks Emily for pinning ??
I love any kind of lemon dessert and these look like a really simple cookie.
Yes it is. And lemon is such a delight in desserts ? Thanks Danielle