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Lemon Sugar Cookies

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A tablespoon of fresh lemon zest turns traditional soft and chewy sugar cookies into a bright citrusy treat. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (for rolling dough balls)
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (for dough)
  • 1 large eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon zest (fresh, from 1 large lemon)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour (plus 2 Tbsp.)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
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    Calories310Calories from Fat120
    Total Fat13g20%
    Saturated Fat8g40%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat120
    Total Carbohydrate45g15%
    Dietary Fiber<1g3%
    Vitamin A8%
    Vitamin C2%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Tammy Costain 3 months ago
    I’m a big fan of lemon and these were a delightful treat
    Amy Wiffen 9 months ago
    taste so good and easy to make
    Sandra R a year ago
    The cookies are delicious I did use the zest of two lemons since we like an 8ntense lemon flavor in things.
    Haley Ritchey a year ago
    Super good! I just added some extra lemon juice because the flavor wasn’t super strong
    Lexi a year ago
    Really good- definitely needed more lemon though
    Marilyn Chapman a year ago
    I really loved how these lemon sugar cookies turned out. It was a very easy recipe to follow. thank you
    Alina Nuristani 2 years ago
    wow it turned out tastey but it needs alooooottttt more lemon...i added alot more and alot of lemon extract but it still needs more...it was warm and a little crispy and my familly liked it...they thought that they were plain sugar cookies though...and im only ten years old and am a preety good baker and this is one of my favorit recipies on here
    Jordan Blakeman 2 years ago
    Great! Nice and soft too. I added a lot more lemon juice and a dash of lemon extract so it has a good lemon flavor
    Logical Fangirl 2 years ago
    Great recipe! However, I highly recommend extra lemon.
    Michelle 2 years ago
    Quite lovely and yummy or my first go! Next time, I will need to make some adjustments for my oven and I think I added slightly too much flour.
    They came out perfect)
    Stacie Gray 3 years ago
    Best cookiee I've ever made, came out like the picture!
    Brad MacBlane 3 years ago
    instructions were super easy. my cookies came out perfect. the only thing I would do different is zest the whe lemon then squeeze the whole lemon too. I only did half of the lemon (1 tbsp) and i wished they were more lemony, but thats just personal taste.
    Natasha 3 years ago
    I did the step by step exactly as told which wad very easy to follow. However, the cookies came out flat and covered the whole tray! Didn't stay in shape at all. Tasted lovely all the same...
    Beck Lincoln 3 years ago
    delicious cookies so easy to follow