Lemon Sugar Cookies

Lemon Sugar Cookies via bakeforcoffee.com

I’ve been on a cookie kick lately. In the past two months, I can’t tell you how many Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies I have made (and eaten)! I thought I would change it up completely and put this extra lemon I had to good use, in the form of a cookie! These are simple and very zesty!

To start off, whisk all your dry ingredients in a small bowl and then set it aside. Then using a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, you beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Lemon Chewy Sugar Cookies via bakeforcoffee.com

Lemon Chewy Sugar Cookies via bakeforcoffee.comZest and juice a large lemon, then add the egg, vanilla, lemon juice and zest to the mixer bowl. Beat until combined.

Gradually add the flour mixture until completely combined.

Lemon Chewy Sugar Cookies via bakeforcoffee.comThe cookie dough will be a little bit sticky.

Lemon Chewy Sugar Cookies via bakeforcoffee.comUsing a cookie scoop, make dough balls and then roll in sugar. I used a quarter cup pastel yellow sanding sugar and a quarter cup granulated sugar.

Lemon Chewy Sugar Cookies via bakeforcoffee.comPlace sugared dough balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet one and a half to two inches apart. The cookies will spread quite a bit. Bake until lightly browned around the edges!

Lemon Chewy Sugar Cookies via bakeforcoffee.comLet the cookies cool on the baking sheet for about five minutes then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Lemon Chewy Sugar Cookies via bakeforcoffee.comThe outer edges are a little bit crispy and the middles are nice and chewy. These cookies are lemony and sweet, and leave a very citrusy after taste! 🙂

Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe

*Makes 26-30 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 large lemon
  • 4 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar for rolling the cookie dough balls

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set bowl to the side.
  3. Using a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, lemon juice and lemon zest.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the mixer bowl and mix until all ingredients are well combined.
  6. Using a cookie scoop, make cookie dough balls one at a time, and then roll in sugar. Place the dough balls on the lined cookie sheets about one and a half to two inches apart.
  7. Bake cookies for 9-11 minutes, or until edges are just slightly beginning to turn brown. Mine baked for exactly 11 minutes.

Enjoy!

Recipe from My Baking Addiction

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