Lemon Sugar Cookies

Lemon Sugar Cookies

30 minutes


  1. 1 stick butter, softened
  2. 1 1/4 cup flour
  3. 1 cup white sugar, separated
  4. 1 tbsp brown sugar
  5. 2 tsp vanilla
  6. 1 egg yolk
  7. Zest of 2 small/medium lemons
  8. 1/4 tsp baking soda
  9. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  10. 1/4 tsp salt


  1. 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. 2
    In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Whisk together to combine.
  3. 3
    In a medium bowl, using a hand or standing mixer, cream the butter, brown sugar and 3/4c sugar until light and fluffy. (about 3-4 minutes or so). Add egg, lemon zest and vanilla and beat until combined.
  4. 4
    Slowly pour in the dry ingredients and beat just until combined–do not over mix. Roll cookie dough into about 1 1/2 inch balls and roll into the remaining 1/4 cup sugar (add sugar into a small bowl first.) and place about 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking pan. 
  5. 5
    Bake 9-11 minutes. Allow to cool before eating.
  6. 6
    Store in an air tight container or freeze. (They never last long in my glass cookie jar lol!)