Lemon Sugar Cookies

These Lemon Sugar Cookies are a delightful treat that perfectly balances the sweetness of sugar with the tanginess of lemon. The zesty lemon glaze adds a burst of flavor that will leave you craving for more.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • The refreshing lemon flavor adds a unique twist to traditional sugar cookies.
  • The soft and chewy texture combined with the sweet and tangy glaze make these cookies irresistible.
  • Perfect for any occasion, these cookies are quick and easy to make, making them a great go-to dessert option.


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Lemon Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1-2 Tbsp milk, if needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in eggs, lemon juice, and lemon zest until well combined.
  4. Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt until a dough forms.
  5. Roll dough into tablespoon-sized balls and place on lightly greased cookie sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar.
  6. Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until barely light brown on the bottom. Let sit for 3-4 minutes on the pan, then transfer to cooling racks.
  7. Once the cookies have cooled completely, frost them. For the frosting, beat together butter, powdered sugar, salt, lemon zest, and lemon juice until creamy, adding milk if needed for desired consistency.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes
Kcal: 198 kcal | Servings: Makes about 24 cookies


Store these Lemon Sugar Cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. For longer storage, freeze the cookies in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 months.

Recipe Tips:

  • For an extra burst of lemon flavor, you can add a bit more lemon zest to both the cookie dough and the frosting.
  • Make sure not to overbake the cookies to keep them soft and chewy.
  • Customize the frosting by adding food coloring for a fun and colorful twist.

Enjoy these delightful Lemon Sugar Cookies with a cup of tea or as a sweet treat any time of the day!

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