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Lemon Sugar Cookies


Two Peas And Their Pod ~ These aren’t strong in lemon. My teenage son even liked them & he doesn’t like lemon flavored food other than lemonade!

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  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 2 large lemons
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar for rolling cookies


Servings 3
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 25mins
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, & salt. Using a mixer, beat together butter & sugar until smooth and creamy. Add lemon zest, egg, vanilla extract, & lemon juice. Mix until combined. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.

Roll rounded tablespoons of dough into balls (or use a cookies scoop) & roll in sugar. Place on prepared baking sheets, about 1 ½ inches apart. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are slightly brown around the edges & set. Let cookies sit on the baking sheets for two minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Tip: To keep cookies soft, store them with a slice of bread in an air tight container

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