Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies

a white rectangle tray of lemon cookies with lemon slices.

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Soft and chewy lemon sugar cookies are an easy cookie that’s a perfect combination of citrus and sweet. No chilling needed, just mix up the dough, roll in lemon sugar, and bake!  


1 and 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 stick softened butter
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt

For the Lemon Sugar Topping
1/8 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon lemon zest


1. Heat oven to 350. For totally soft cookies, line the baking sheet with parchment paper. For cookies with slightly crisp edges and bottom leave the baking sheet unlined.

2. Make the lemon sugar topping by combining the 1/8 cup of sugar with the 1 teaspoon lemon zest.

3. In a large bowl cream the butter with a handheld mixer (or you can use a stand mixer if you have one!) Beat in the sugar, then add the lemon zest and juice, and lastly the egg. Beat until combined.

4. In another bowl, mix the flour, salt, and baking powder.

5. Gradually add the dry ingredients into the creamed butter and stir until completely combined.

6. Form cookie dough balls and roll in the lemon sugar. Bake for 10-11 minutes, allow to cool on the sheet for 5 minutes then remove to a plate.


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