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Lemon Butter Cookies

Rated as 3.94 out of 5 Stars

"Crisp, lemony cookies."
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Ingredients

servings 185
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 1/2 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer until creamy. Beat in egg unti light and fluffy. Mix in flour, lemon juice and peel, baking powder and salt. Cover refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Roll out dough, a small amount at a time, to 1/4-inch thickness on well-floured surface with floured rolling pin. (Keep remaining dough in refrigerator.) Cut with 3-inch round cookie cutter. Transfer to ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with sugar.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned on edges. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Store in airtight container.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 185 calories; 8.2 26.1 2.2 36 105 Full nutrition

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After reading the reviews I still tried the recipe sans lemon or vanilla extract. Instead I increased the lemon zest to 1 tablespoon. I rolled the dough out to 1/8" and baked for 10 minutes w...

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All-in-all the recipe was pretty good. I would probably swap the lemon juice for the extract next time around. Also, the thickness of the cookie as stated in the recipe is not correct. It say...

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After reading the reviews I still tried the recipe sans lemon or vanilla extract. Instead I increased the lemon zest to 1 tablespoon. I rolled the dough out to 1/8" and baked for 10 minutes w...

All-in-all the recipe was pretty good. I would probably swap the lemon juice for the extract next time around. Also, the thickness of the cookie as stated in the recipe is not correct. It say...

These were very light and refreshing!! I substituted 1 teas vanilla and 1 teas lemon extract instead of the lemon juice. Instead of rolling I refrigerated the dough made into small balls and fla...

This recipe is excellent! I added a little more lemon zest to the dough. I did not decorate with granulated sugar, instead I made an icing with powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Eve...

YUM! As a big lemon dessert person, I search high & low for decent lemon cookie recipes (no cake mix!!), and this one was a winner! It's still a tad soft and just lightly cakey in the center, ...

Hello Kathleen, I made your lemon cookies today...they were just what I was looking for crisp sweet and good !!! Thank you for a "real" leon cookies without the cake mix.. only thing is I use...

I don't understand how the taste can be so varied when you follow a recipe exactly as stated. I thought these were bland. I tried various icings to "fix" the flavor. This is first time that I ha...

Just made these last night and followed all directions with the exception of lemon zest, didn't have any. The dough was easy to work with and as I couldn't wait I only refrigerated it until my o...

Easy to prepare however not much lemon flavor