Lemon Sugar Cookies

Cookies · Desserts · May 16, 2018

These Lemon Sugar Cookies are buttery and soft, with the perfect hint of lemon. The lemon frosting makes them over the top delicious. A perfect cookie recipe for lemon lovers!

Lemon Sugar Cookies

Soft Lemon Sugar Cookies

I you love lemon desserts, I have the perfect cookie for you! I took my favorite sugar cookie recipe and adapted it to come up with today’s recipe for Lemon Sugar Cookies. I am a huge fan of anything lemon, and I was thrilled with how these cookies turned out.

They are the perfect cookie for anyone who loves lemon. I took them to a church function and got rave reviews! With such a soft cookie and a delicious lemon frosting on top, it was hard not to love them.

One thing I love about these cookies is that you don’t have to roll them out with a rolling pin. Nope, no hassle at all. Just roll them into balls and place them on greased or silicone lined cookie sheets.

lemon sugar cookie dough

How to make Lemon Sugar Cookies:

With no rolling, these cookies are so simple!! Here is what you need to do to make them:

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  1. Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat in eggs, lemon juice, and lemon zest till well combined.
  2. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Roll dough into tablespoon sized balls and place on lightly greased cookie sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar.
  4. Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes, or till barely light brown on the bottom. Let sit 3-4 minutes on pan, then remove to cooling racks.
  5. Cool cookies completely, then frost. I piped frosting on with a 1M star tip.

So simple!

Lemon sugar cookies

Lemon Buttercream Frosting:

After they are baked and cooled you top them with a delicious lemon buttercream frosting. I used a star tip to pipe my frosting on, and they turned out so pretty, don’t you think? But of course you can just spread the frosting on with a knife, they will still taste incredible! Here are the ingredients needed to make this delicious frosting:

And to make it, just beat together butter, powdered sugar, salt, lemon zest, and lemon juice till creamy, adding milk if needed. If you are piping the frosting, it needs to be thick. If you are just spreading it on, you can add more liquid.

Lemon Sugar Cookies recipe

Soft Lemon Sugar Cookies

These sugar cookies aren’t only gorgeous, but they’re delicious. I promise all lemon lovers will be obsessed!! ;D

We hope you agree!! Let us know what you think of them.

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Lemon Sugar Cookies recipe

These Lemon Sugar Cookies are buttery and soft, with the perfect hint of lemon. The lemon frosting makes them over the top delicious. A perfect cookie recipe for lemon lovers!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 198 kcal
Author Kara Cook

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Lemon Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk, if needed

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat in eggs, lemon juice, and lemon zest till well combined.

  2. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt.

  3. Roll dough into tablespoon sized balls and place on lightly greased cookie sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar.

  4. Bake at 350° for 9-10 minutes, or till barely light brown on the bottom. Let sit 3-4 minutes on pan, then remove to cooling racks.

  5. Cool cookies completely, then frost. I piped frosting on with a 1M star tip. 

Lemon Frosing

  1. Beat together butter, powdered sugar, salt, lemon zest, and lemon juice till creamy, adding milk if needed. If you are piping the frosting, it needs to be thick. If you are just spreading it on, you can add more liquid.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Sugar Cookies recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 198 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 112mg 5%
Potassium 33mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Sugars 22g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 1.2%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    Melissa Howell

    These look perfect! Super yummy! Pinning!

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