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Lemon Cookies Recipe!

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My sister made these lemon cookies when she came to visit us last weekend, and they were delicious! Here is the recipe, so you can enjoy them as well:

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 Tablespoon lemon zest
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1.5 cups all purpose flour

Cream the butter and sugar, then add in the vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Add in the dry ingredients. The dough is less solid than that of typical cookies, but it is supposed to be that way. Place in spoonfuls on a greased cookie sheet (or a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper). Bake at 350F for 9-11 minutes. We make these as small cookies – they were photographed on a small plate – and you will get at least three dozen from the recipe. They are usually done cooking before the bottom has even started turning brown, and it is best to cool them on the cookie sheet to let them settle. You can sprinkle a little bit of powdered sugar on them right as they come out of the oven if you want them to look extra fancy.

MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

23 thoughts on “Lemon Cookies Recipe!”

  1. I’ve been looking for a lemon cookie recipe to try (especially after I had been given a grocery sack full of fresh lemons!). Thanks!

  2. Thank you for posting. This sounds so yummy, can’t wait to try them!!! I love cookies :D

  3. Looks really great! I have also never had a lemon cookie, but would love to try some. Wish I had someone to come over and bake them for me. Hum?

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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