Incredibly delicious, soft, lemony cookies. The perfect cookie for a tea party.

SBECK
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C ). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a large bowl, combine sugar, yogurt, oil, eggs lemon zest, and lemon juice. Stir until well blended. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add to the wet mixture and stir until smooth.

  • Drop cookies by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Edges should be slightly brown. Let cookies cool slightly before removing from cookie sheets.

Nutrition Facts

108.9 calories; 1.8 g protein; 19.1 g carbohydrates; 12.6 mg cholesterol; 122.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (18)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2008
I liked this recipe although I didn't have lemon flavored yogurt but used plain instead and added another teaspoon of lemon juice. I'll definitely make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/11/2004
These cookies were indeed soft but their subtle flavor left much to be desired. I suggest adding an additional teaspoon of lemon extract and maybe some frosting to boost the flavor. Read More
(7)
20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2008
I liked this recipe although I didn't have lemon flavored yogurt but used plain instead and added another teaspoon of lemon juice. I'll definitely make this again. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
11/29/2008
I liked this recipe although I didn't have lemon flavored yogurt but used plain instead and added another teaspoon of lemon juice. I'll definitely make this again. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2008
These are definitely very cakey and moist and very ideal for having with a cup of tea or coffee. After reading what others had to say I dropped the oil and used butter instead and I also omitted the lemon juice and opted for 3 t. of lemon extract instead. I still used the zest though- there is no sub for that! Not the best cookie I've ever had but decent and with potential! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2009
I had fun w/ this recipe! I used part yogurt and part sour cream as that's what I had in the fridge. I cut the oil a bit and added more juice (I used bottled lime juice) and I omitted the zest as I had none. The batter is thicker than cake but thinner than cookie so I put 1/8 C batter in muffin tins lined w/ paper muffin cups added 1 1/2 tsp cherry jam than another 1/8 C batter. I baked for 25 min @ 375' and I'm delighted w/ the turnout! I'm sending overseas w/ a can of cherry frosting. Fabulous! Thinking of adding chopped cranberries next time. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2009
I have not used this recipe as written... After reading all the reviews I made the following changes: Used a touch extra baking soda and powder added extra lemon extract and juice (probably about double what was written) plus a few Tbsp. rum and a few drops vanilla (I like lots of flavor) 1/4 cup room temp butter and 1&1/2 Tbsp oil replaced 1/2 cup regular sugar with 3/4 cup powdered sugar but that exchange was out of necessity I ran out of sugar! It is a light cakey type cookie and still could use a few adjustments... But I was looking for a lemony cookie that would still be soft after a week in the mail and from experience the cake like cookies are some of the best for that. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/10/2004
These cookies were indeed soft but their subtle flavor left much to be desired. I suggest adding an additional teaspoon of lemon extract and maybe some frosting to boost the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/29/2002
I made these for a tea party and they were all that was left. Too soft too cake-y and boring flavor. You might as well spoon lemon cake mix onto a cookie sheet and bake. It would be a lot easier and taste just the same. I'm deleting this from my recipe box so I make sure not to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
So simple to make and tastes delicious! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/22/2010
Kind of tasteless... Read More
(3)
Rating: 2 stars
04/22/2010
not enough lemon flavor came out somewhat like pancakes didn't look like the photo at all. maybe that's my fault! I plan to add lemon drizzle icing because they are very plain. Read More
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