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Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe

These Lemon Sugar Cookies are easy to make and full of flavor. They are the perfect spring or summer dessert. They are so light and refreshing, and unbelievably easy to make.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time38 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Sugar Cookies, lemon cookies, lemon sugar cookies, sugar cookies
Servings: 36 people
Calories: 124kcal


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • ½ cup sugar for rolling


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream together butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Stir in egg and mix until blended.
  • Mix in flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Refrigerate dough for 20 minutes.
  • Roll into one inch balls and roll in sugar.
  • Place on baking sheet and press down slightly.
  • Bake for 8 minutes or until slightly golden. Be careful not to overcook, they won't be as soft!


Calories: 124kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg