Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe!

Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe! The Best Lemon Sugar Cookies for Spring and Summer! Homemade Soft and Light Lemon Cookies with Lemon Glaze Icing with Lemon Zest!

Homemade Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe! These are the Best Lemon Sugar Cookies! Light and Soft with a Light Lemon Glaze Icing!

Use Fresh Lemons and Lemon Zest for the best results, but you can also use lemon juice if that is what you have! 

These are probably my FAVORITE cookies! So easy to make from scratch and only take about 10 minutes to throw together! 

Plus, here are even more Amazing Lemon Recipes

How do you make Lemon Cookies from Scratch?

To make Lemon Cookies from Scratch, first you need to gather your ingredients. You will need several of the basics! Butter, Sugar, Vanilla, Egg, Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, and Salt! Since these are lemon cookies, you will need fresh lemon juice and lemon zest! 

If you don’t have fresh lemons on hand, you can always use lemon juice concentrate! 

Add all of your wet ingredients together and then add in the dry ones! So simple! I like to use a hand mixer just to make things easy. 

One of my favorite things about these cookies is the Lemon Glaze! It’s so easy to make and makes the cookies even better! 

The cookies are light and soft – you won’t be able to eat just one! The perfect Spring and Sumer Cookie Recipe! 

Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe

Here’s What You Need:
Cookie Ingredients:
1Cup Cold Butter
2 Cup Sugar
2 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Egg
2 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
2 Teaspoon Lemon Zest
3 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Lemon Glaze Ingredients:
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
Lemon Juice (add enough for a thin icing consistency)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cream Butter, Sugar, Vanilla, then slowly add eggs and lemon juice and zest.
3. Add in Flour, Baking Powder, & Salt and mix well.
4. Roll dough into 1″  balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
5. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.
6. While the cookies bake, make the Lemon Glaze by combining Powdered Sugar, Vanilla, and 7. Lemon Juice until icing consistency.
8. Remove cookies from oven and let cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet. 
9. Remove cookies from baking sheet to a cooling rack and Drizzle with Lemon Glaze.

*This recipe will make about 36 cookies, you can always double the recipe for a crowd!

Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe!

Yield: 36 Cookies

Easy Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe! Homemade Lemon Cookies from Scratch with Fresh Lemon Glaze! The perfect cookie recipe for Spring and Summer!

Ingredients

  • Cookie Ingredients:
  • 1Cup Cold Butter
  • 2 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Egg
  • 2 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 2 Teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • Icing Ingredients:
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Lemon Juice (add enough for a thin icing consistency)

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cream Butter, Sugar, Vanilla, then slowly add eggs and lemon juice and zest.
3. Add in Flour, Baking Powder, & Salt and mix well.
4. Roll dough into 1"  balls and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
5. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.
6. While the cookies bake, make the Lemon Glaze by combining Powdered Sugar, Vanilla, and 7. Lemon Juice until icing consistency.
8. Remove cookies from oven and let cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet. 
9. Remove cookies from baking sheet to a cooling rack and Drizzle with Lemon Glaze.

*This recipe will make about 36 cookies, you can always double the recipe for a crowd!

Can I freeze Lemon Cookies? 

Yes!! I love making cookies because they are so easy to freeze! You can even freeze the cookie dough in 1″ balls so that when you are ready for them all you have to do is pre-heat the oven and bake! So easy and perfect for making ahead of a special occasion (or just to keep on hand) 😉 

What Can I do With a Lot of Lemon Juice?

If you’re like me and buy lemons in bulk, or if you just have a lot of lemon juice, there are many things you can make! Lemon Bars and Lemon Cupcakes are a favorite in addition to these cookies, but you can also freeze lemon juice in muffin tins so you have it for Summertime Sweet Tea or Unsweet Tea, Strawberry Lemonade, Banana Bread, Or any recipe that calls for lemon! 

I love cooking with lemons (drink recipes, desserts, or snacks)! Plus, it’s probably my favorite food flavor! 

What is your favorite lemon recipe?! 

Plus, be sure to check out this Easy Strawberry Lemonade Recipe! It’s the perfect Summertime Drink Recipe and so Refreshing! 

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