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Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe

Frosted Lemon Sugar Cookies are buttery soft, with the perfect hint of lemon. They're a perfect treat for lemon lovers!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 cookies
Author: Lil' Luna


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


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

Lemon Frosting

  • 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.



Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 33mg | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.6mg