Lemon Cookies from Scratch recipe

Lemon Cookies from Scratch

If you love lemon desserts, you’ll definitely want to try these tasty Lemon Cookies from Scratch. These cookies have a bright and tangy flavor that’s balanced perfectly with just the right amount of sweetness. This recipe makes about 18 cookies, which is the perfect amount for a small gathering or for satisfying your sweet tooth on a lazy afternoon.

Nutrition information:
– Calories: 126 kcal
– Fat: 6 g
– Carbohydrates: 16 g
– Fiber: 0.5 g
– Protein: 1.5 g

– 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
– 1/2 cup granulated sugar
– 1 egg
– 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
– 1 tablespoon lemon zest
– 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– Powdered sugar, for dusting


1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
3. Beat in the egg, and then mix in the lemon juice and zest.
4. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
5. Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture until it forms a smooth dough.
6. Form the dough into small balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
7. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are just golden brown.
8. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
9. Dust the cooled cookies with powdered sugar and serve.

Additional notes:
– Cooking time: 12-15 minutes
– Servings: 18 cookies
– Preparation time: 15 minutes
– Category: Dessert
– Cuisine: American

Enjoy these Lemon Cookies with a cup of hot tea or coffee for a relaxing afternoon snack or serve them at your next party for a refreshing and tasty treat.

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