Julie's Soft Lemon Cookies




Introduction: Julie's Soft Lemon Cookies

This is my own recipe that I came up with, specifically to enter in the "Cookies" contest, actually. These are deliciously soft, lemony cookies, with or without the glaze, and they are easy peasy to make.

The recipe made 34 cookies.


Cookie Ingredients

3 cups all purpose flour

1 cup granulated sugar

1 1/2 sticks of salted butter

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

2 Tbs. lemon juice

1 tsp. lemon extract

2 whole eggs

Yellow food coloring (optional)

Optional Lemon Glaze

2 cups confectioners sugar

2 Tbs. lemon juice

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Step 1: Gather All Ingredients and Get Mixing!

Once you have gathered all your ingredients, measure all your dry ingredients (flour, sugar, and leavenings) and dump into bowl of mixer and run for a couple rotations to make sure they are mixed evenly together.

After dry ingredients are mixed, add all wet ingredients (butter, juice, extract, and eggs)

Step 2: Mix and Blend and Blend and Mix

On low, mix all ingredients until everything is well incorporated and a stiff dough forms.

Using a medium sized scoop (or about 1- 1 1/2 Tbs.,) scoop dough and place onto an ungreased, or parchment lined baking sheet. Then press with fingers to flatten the dough balls just a little. You may also use a fork to flatten using a crisscross pattern.

Place baking sheet into an oven, preheated to 350*

Bake cookies for 10 minutes.

Step 3: Almost Time for Snacking!

Remove cookies from oven.

Using a metal spatula, immediately loosen cookies from pan (unless you used parchment, then your fine)

Now you are at a crossroads. You have to decide if you want to eat the cookies as they are. Of course you have to sample one to decide. ;-) If you want a bit more tangy, lemony goodness, feel free to make the lemon glaze recipe listed below. Just be sure to ice or drizzle the cookies with the glaze while they are still warm.

Now you can enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

Lemon Glaze

2 c. confectioners sugar

2 Tbs lemon juice

enough water to thin to your desired consistency. I did not add water to mine. I used it thick.

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    4 Discussions


    2 months ago

    LOVE love LoVe Lemon cookies and these look so easy and delicious! Lucky I have plenty of lemons right now. Thanks for posting!


    Reply 2 months ago

    You are so welcome. I also love love love lemon cookies, and well, pretty much any sweet lemon treat. I am very pleased with how my recipe turned out. I found them very addictive both frosted and un-frosted. I hope you try the recipe and love it. You will have to let me know what you think. :)


    2 months ago

    These sound lovely!!


    Reply 2 months ago

    Thanks. I LOVE sweet lemon treats. I am very happy with how this recipe came out. The cookies on their own are lemony but not too sweet. Adding the glaze adds a little extra sweetness and tang.