Soft Lemon Sugar Cookies
Cuisine: American
Author: Katie @ The Casul Craftlete for The Crafting Chicks
Soft Lemon Sugar Cookies - easy to make with simple baking ingredients. These cookies have just the right amount of lemon flavor and taste amazing!
  • 1¼ cup granulated sugar, divided
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • zest of 2 lemons, divided
  • Freshly squeezed juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  1. In a large stand mixer or bowl, cream butter and 1 cup granulated sugar together. Beat on high until light and fluffy. Mix in zest from 1 lemon, lemon juice, egg, and vanilla extract. Turn the mixer to low and gradually add baking soda, salt, and flour. Continue mixing until well combined. Transfer dough to a small bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 4 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment or silicone baking mat.
  3. Use a medium cookie scoop to portion dough. Shape each scooped dough into balls. Roll balls into ¼ cup granulated mixed with zest for 1 lemon. Space dough balls apart on prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 12-14 minutes. Allow cookies to rest on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool. Store cookies in an airtight container.
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