Deliciously Creamy Lemon Sugar Cookies

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Deliciously Creamy Lemon Sugar Cookies
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on April 17, 2024

Indulge in the perfect combination of sweet and tangy with these creamy lemon sugar cookies. The soft and chewy texture of the cookies complement the zesty lemon flavor, making them a delightful treat for any occasion.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice, and mix until well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing until a dough forms.
  5. Scoop dough onto prepared baking sheet, spacing cookies 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until edges are lightly golden. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Enjoy these creamy lemon sugar cookies with a glass of cold milk or a cup of hot tea.

Interesting Facts

  • Lemon zest adds a burst of flavor to these cookies, enhancing their overall taste.
  • These cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week, making them a perfect make-ahead treat.
  • Feel free to add a lemon glaze on top of the cookies for an extra burst of lemon flavor.