Sugar cookies with a little lemon zing! Even better when they're cool.

Sam
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets lightly.

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  • Combine 3 tablespoons white sugar and 1 tablespoon lemon juice together in a small bowl.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

186 calories; 8.6 g total fat; 55 mg cholesterol; 109 mg sodium. 25.9 g carbohydrates; 1.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2017
Super tasty! I highly recommend parchment paper for baking. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/20/2018
Terrible recipe the batter ends up really sticky and I wasted two batches due to them burning because I followed the recipe exactly. I do not appreciate a recipe that makes me look bad I will never use this recipe and I highly recommend that you don t try to make them. I had to add more flour to get only 12 cookies do to this horrible recipe Read More
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2017
Super tasty! I highly recommend parchment paper for baking. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2017
Super tasty! I highly recommend parchment paper for baking. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2016
Great Share! My kids loved these cookies a lott!:) Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/20/2018
Terrible recipe the batter ends up really sticky and I wasted two batches due to them burning because I followed the recipe exactly. I do not appreciate a recipe that makes me look bad I will never use this recipe and I highly recommend that you don t try to make them. I had to add more flour to get only 12 cookies do to this horrible recipe Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/23/2017
My cookies didn't spread at all. I followed the recipe to the letter. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2020
I had to make this after seeing the review saying this recipe made her look bad. Lol. Meltdown much? Anyways this recipe is perfection. Done exactly as written I found this one of the best cookies I've ever had. The recipe clearly states walnut size balls which is very small. This made 24 perfect lemony cookies for me. 5 stars and will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2016
Nice tasting cookie and I followed all the directions but they mostly melded into one whilst baking. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2016
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. Read More