Jump into happy, sunny days with this lemon cookies recipe that will wake up and delight your taste buds.
What is it about the warmer months that gets me thinking about lemons?
Could it be that they just look so sunny?
Or maybe my taste buds are ready for to wake up and enjoy some zing now that there are finally leaves on the trees again.
Either way, I’m excited to be sharing this lemon cookies recipe with you.
You’re going to love the combo of sweet and slight zing along with your favorite buttercream topping. This post contains affiliate links.
Lemon Cookies Recipe
What you’ll need:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1.2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp lemon juice (approximately half of a medium-sized lemon) and the rind of two lemons
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
Make sure your butter is at room temperature.
Step 2: In one of your medium-sized bowls, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
Step 3: In your second medium-sized bowl, cream butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla together.
Step 4: Take your bowl of dry ingredients and in thirds, slowly add into butter-sugar mixture.
Fold and mix until ingredients take the consistency of cookie dough.
Step 5: Squeeze your lemons to get the 2 tbsp of lemon juice. I use a lemon squeezer.
Step 6: Grate the rinds of 2 lemons using a zester.
Step 7: Add in your lemon juice and half of your lemon rind to the mixture.
Step 8: Roll cookie dough into 1-inch balls and place on lined cookie sheet.
Step 9: Bake for 12 to 14 minutes.
Step 10: Once cool, top each cookie with your favorite buttercream recipe and sprinkle remaining lemon zest on top.
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