Lemon Thins


These lemon cookies are very rich and satisfying! They taste best when taken out of the oven right as the edges turn brown.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 40 mins
24 cookies


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • cup lemon juice


  • 1 ¼ cups powdered sugar

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Sift flour, baking powder, and baking soda together in a large bowl.

  2. Cream butter and sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until fluffy. Mix in lemon juice. Add flour mixture gradually, beating well after each addition.

  3. Form dough into a log shape and wrap with waxed paper. Refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours.

  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  5. Slice chilled dough into roughly 1/8-inch slices. Place onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are set and golden, 7 to 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely, 15 to 30 minutes.

  7. Combine powdered sugar and lemon juice in a bowl until smooth. Frost cooled cookies.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

184 Calories
8g Fat
27g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 184
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 101mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 25mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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