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Lemon Bar Cookie Cups Recipe

These tasty cookie cups are perfect for parties and showers! All the goodness of a lemon bar in one tasty cookie cup!
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon bar cookie cups, lemon bars, lemon cookies, lemon dessert
Servings: 24
Calories: 235kcal


  • Mini Muffin Tin
  • Small Mixing Bowl
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Mixing Bowl



  • cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Lemon Curd Filling

  • 6 Tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs divided
  • cup lemon juice


  • 1 lemon zest
  • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Spray a mini muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and baking powder; set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Beat in egg and vanilla.
  • Gradually beat in dry ingredients until combined.
  • Roll into 1" sized balls and place in muffin tin.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Press the insides of the cookies down with the backside of a spoon to make an indent for filling; let cool.
  • To make the Lemon curd filling, cream together 6 Tablespoons softened butter with 1 cup sugar.
  • Mix in 2 eggs and just the yolks from the other 2 eggs, and beat until well combined.
  • Add lemon juice and mix until combined, there will still be some lumps.
  • Pour filling mixture into a saucepan over medium heat.
  • Whisk constantly for 5 minutes, or until smooth and thickened.
  • Remove lemon curd from heat and let cool for 2-3 minutes.
  • Carefully spoon a teaspoon of lemon curd into each cookie cup.
  • Top cookie cups with lemon zest of one lemon, and place in fridge for 30 minutes, or until lemon curd has set up.
  • Remove cookie cups from pan using a butter knife and sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving.


  • Lemon zest is optional but it give this dessert great flavor


Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 374IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg