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Lemon Cookies

These soft lemon cookies are the perfect citrus cookie!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 22 cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter - at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest - ~zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray, set aside.
  • In a large bowl (or bowl of stand mixer with paddle attachment), cream the butter and sugar on medium speed for 2-3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. 
  • Add the vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Mix until combined, about 1 more minute. 
  • Add the salt, baking powder, baking soda, and flour. Mix until combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. 
  • Place the powdered sugar in a bowl.
  • Scoop the cookie dough into 1 ½ inch sized balls. Roll the dough balls in the powdered sugar then place on the baking sheet, leaving 2 inches between each ball.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool on the sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 


Calories: 122kcal (6%), Carbohydrates: 19g (6%), Protein: 1g (2%), Fat: 5g (8%), Saturated Fat: 3g (15%), Cholesterol: 21mg (7%), Sodium: 80mg (3%), Potassium: 23mg (1%), Fiber: 1g (4%), Sugar: 12g (13%), Vitamin A: 143IU (3%), Vitamin C: 1mg (1%), Calcium: 8mg (1%), Iron: 1mg (6%)