Lemon Sugar Cookies

Lemon Sugar Cookies - Buttery melt in your mouth sugar cookie with a tangy lemony touch. Recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

Another summer treat.

I’ll hang onto summer as long as I can.

Abundant fresh fruit.

Light desserts.

Tell me you don’t like summer!

Lemon Sugar Cookies - Buttery melt in your mouth sugar cookie with a tangy lemony touch. Recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

And since I love you so much I didn’t want to let you wait forever for this lemon sugar cookies recipe I mentioned in my last post.

I don’t have lots of sugar cookies recipes on the blog,  but I  can honestly say these are the best sugar cookies!

They are buttery melt in your mouth soft, with a tangy lemony touch from the lemon extract and lemon juice.

Lemon Sugar Cookies - Buttery melt in your mouth sugar cookie with a tangy lemony touch. Recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

These sugar cookies are not good for decorating, being too fragile, they are best served on their own with a tall glass of cold milk, or with some preserve, even a little chocolate ganache in between two cookies. Nutella. Peanut Butter. Biscoff. Lots of possibilities.

Lemon Sugar Cookies - Buttery melt in your mouth sugar cookie with a tangy lemony touch. Recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

I’ve made these cookies on a hot summer day, dreaming of sunny beaches with a nice ocean breeze.

If you don’t like the lemon flavor you can use vanilla extract or half of a vanilla bean paste or any other flavor.

The recipe is from Taste of Home magazine and although most of the recipes on this blog are adapted or developed in my kitchen, but to this one I’ve changed so little, using lemon instead of vanilla and just a dust more of flour.

Lemon Sugar Cookies - Buttery melt in your mouth sugar cookie with a tangy lemony touch. Recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

 

Lemon Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 2 dozens

Lemon Sugar Cookies

Lemon Sugar Cookies - Buttery melt in your mouth sugar cookie with a tangy lemony touch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (225 grams) butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 1/2 tsp grated lemon rind
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 2/3 to 2 3/4 cups (320-330grams) all purpose flour

Instructions

  1. In a medium size mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar. When light and fluffy add the two egg yolks, one at a time. Add the lemon extract and grated rind followed by the sifted flour and salt.
  2. Get the dough in a ball, flatten it a little bit, cover in plastic foil and refrigerate for about 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  3. When chilled place the dough on a lightly floured working area and roll it out to 1/4 inch thickness. With a cookie cutter, cut cookies and place them on cookie baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. When all the cookies are cut (about 2 dozen depending on the size and thickness) place the baking sheets in the fridge while waiting for the oven to heat to 350F.
  5. When the oven reaches 350F bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are very lightly browned.
  6. Leave to cool completely on the cookie sheet before removing.
  7. The cookies last up to a week in a air-tight container.
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Lemon Sugar Cookies - Buttery melt in your mouth sugar cookie with a tangy lemony touch. Recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

Other lemon cookies recipe you might like

Lemon Sugar Cookies from Two Peas & Their Pod

Lemon Sugar Cookies with Lemon Buttercream Frosting from Mother Thyme

Lemon Sugar Cookies from Chocolate, Chocolate and More

Crushed Lemon Drops Sugar Cookies from Barbara Bakes

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Roxana

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Comments

  1. Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious) says

    Oh Roxanna! I love the filling- how fresh and sweet! not to mention those cookies. Nothing beats a good classic sugar cookie- the addition of lemon takes it to a whole new level!

  2. Amy Lyons (@vanilla_cake) says

    These look so melt in your mouth delicious Roxana! They remind me of something my Mom would have made when I was little. Love the tart lemon, sweet raspberry jam combination! Hope you are having a wonderful week :)!

  3. Faith says

    These sound perfect! I love the tangy lemon flavor, and also the idea of using vanilla! They are absolutely gorgeous too.

  4. Baker Street (@bakerstreet29) says

    Oh these cookies look really gorgeous!! Love the idea of filling it up! great recipe, roxana!

  5. Sandra (@SECooking) says

    Oh love summer, but I love your cookies more :) Love the filling and your pics are amazing! Well done Roxy!

  6. Suzanne Platt (@YouMadeThatblog) says

    Oh this makes me drool I love those two flavors together and I’m a sucker for sugar cookies. Beautiful photos that really capture these lovely cookies.

  7. foodwanderings says

    Love these dainty lemon sugar cookies Roxana. I can totally see myself having couple or more with my tea with or without jam. :)

  8. Terra Baltosiewich (@CafeTerraBlog) says

    Oh I love love delicate cookies, that just melt in your mouth! The lemon flavor would totally burst with happiness with every bite:-) Beautiful, Hugs, Terra

  9. says

    Hi Roxana!! I saw this post a while back and I really love these cookies! Lemon sugar cookies themselves are already superb and you added jam! My kids would love the ones with jam, but I love the simple lemon flavor from these cookies with my tea. I can imagine the smell when these just come out of the oven. Ahhhh… nice.

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