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Creamy Lemon Sugar Cookies

Rated as 3.4 out of 5 Stars

"Sugar cookies with a little lemon zing! Even better when they're cool."
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52 m servings 186
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 dozen cookies)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets lightly.
  2. Combine 3 tablespoons white sugar and 1 tablespoon lemon juice together in a small bowl.
  3. Beat sugar and butter with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Beat egg yolks, 2 teaspoons lemon juice, and vanilla extract into butter mixture. Add flour, half-and-half, and baking soda; stir until dough is just combined.
  4. Roll dough into walnut-size balls, coating each in the lemon sugar mixture and allowing excess to drip off. Place 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely, about 20 minutes more.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Use lemon extract in the dough in place of the juice for a stronger flavor.
  • Tip
  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 186 calories; 8.6 25.9 1.9 55 109 Full nutrition

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Super tasty! I highly recommend parchment paper for baking.

Great Share! My kids loved these cookies a lott! :)

My cookies didn't spread at all. I followed the recipe to the letter. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

Loved the recipe, I added lemon zest as I really like the lemon taste These cookies really spread I used my smallest scoop but the next time I will only use 3/4 of a scoop.

Nice tasting cookie and I followed all the directions but they mostly melded into one whilst baking.