Rating: 3.5 stars
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2

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

Recipe Summary

cook:
12 mins
additional:
25 mins
total:
52 mins
prep:
15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
2 dozen cookies
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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.

Nutrition Facts

186 calories; protein 1.9g; carbohydrates 25.9g; fat 8.6g; cholesterol 54.6mg; sodium 108.6mg. Full Nutrition
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