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lemon cookies

Lemon Cookies

These soft and chewy lemon cookies use lemon zest and fresh squeezed lemon juice to get that perfect lemon flavor! Do yourself a flavor and make a batch or two right now!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert, lemon, lemon cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 102 kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Cream butter and sugar together until thoroughly combined. Add in vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Combine all dry ingredients (except for powdered sugar) in a separate bowl and mix into the dough slowly until combined. Be sure to scrape the sides of the bowl so the dough can mix properly.

    lemon cookie dough
  2. Pour powdered sugar into a bowl. Using a cookie scoop, scoop out balls of cookie dough and roll it in the powdered sugar and place on baking sheet. Repeat this step with remaining dough. Give the dough balls space on the baking sheets as they will spread out a little during baking.

    easy lemon cookies ready to bake
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the cookies are cooked through but still soft. Remove baking sheet from oven and let cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire wrack to complete cooling.

    the best lemon cookies out of the oven

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Nutrition Info

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Nutrition Facts
Lemon Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 102 Calories from Fat 37
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.1g6%
Saturated Fat 2.5g16%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 59mg3%
Potassium 18mg1%
Carbohydrates 15.6g5%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 9.6g11%
Protein 1.1g2%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 6mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.