Sweet and simple Lemon Cookies that are crumbly with a slight chew and full of real lemon flavor. Lemon lovers rejoice!

Lemon Cookies

I’m usually one to choose cookies that are rich and oozing with chocolate and/or peanut butter, but during a hot summer afternoon, a light cookie with a tall glass of iced tea is so refreshing!

Lemon Cookies

Almost everyone I know loves lemon so it was due time I came up with a great lemon cookie recipe. They’re definitely different from the typical cookie I would crave to bake, but after fine-tuning the recipe and ensuring the lemon came through loud and clear, I became hooked and have been craving them ever since eating the last of this batch!

Lemon Cookies



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Lemon Cookies

Lemon Cookies

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  • Author: Maegan - The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 24
  • Category: Dessert


Sweet and simple lemon cookies that are crumbly with a slight chew and full of real lemon flavor. Lemon lovers rejoice!


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 and 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.  Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and 3/4 cup sugar until well combined.  Add the lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix on low speed until just combined and then on medium speed until well combined.
  5. Place the remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a shallow bowl.
  6. Scoop two tablespoon-sized portions of dough and form each scoop into a ball.
  7. Roll each ball of dough in the granulated sugar.
  8. Place the ball on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies start to turn golden brown around the edges. Let cool on the pan a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  1. Wow these look amazing! My fiancé loves lemon so I will most definitely be making these 🙂