I just find the sugar cookie recipes a bit too rich for my taste, so I modified them by adding some lemon.

Lulu MD


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Beat butter in a bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Add 1 cup sugar, vegetables oil, lemon juice, and vanilla extract; mix to combine. Add egg and mix until thoroughly incorporated.

  • Sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Add flour mixture to the butter mixture; mix until well combined.

  • Pour 1/4 cup sugar into a small bowl. Form dough into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball into sugar to coat and place on an ungreased baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven, transfer to a wire rack and cool completely, about 30 minutes.

  • Mix together powdered sugar and lemon juice for the frosting in a small bowl until smooth. Pour frosting over cookies and allow to harden for at least 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

167 calories; 8.7 g total fat; 18 mg cholesterol; 81 mg sodium. 21.2 g carbohydrates; 1.4 g protein; Full Nutrition