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The Best Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies recipe

The Best Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies recipe

These delicious and easy to make chewy lemon sugar cookies are the perfect addition to any dessert platter.

Looking for a chewy sugar cookie recipe that is both chewy and lemony? Look no further then this lemon cookie recipe. This is the perfect cookie, with crispy edges, fresh lemon flavor, and a chewy middle.

This easy-to-follow recipe will have your friends and family raving about your baking skills. Made with just a few simple ingredients, these chewy cookies are perfect for any occasion. This recipe is easy to follow and produces cookies that are perfectly chewy with a delicious lemon flavor.

lemon sugar cookies

This easy recipe is perfect for beginner bakers will be able to whip them up in no time. These easy lemon cookies are a crowd favorite, right up there with classic sugar cookies or chocolate chip cookies.

lemon sugar cookies

How to Make Chewy Lemon Cookies

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • all purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • salt
lemon sugar cookie ingredients

Instructions

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

Lemon Cookie batter

Add egg, vanilla, lemon zest and juice; beat until combined.

Adding lemon zest to lemon sugar cookies

In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients and add to the wet ingredients. Mix until the cookie dough is combined.

Adding dry ingredients to lemon sugar cookies

Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough balls onto a baking sheet.

lemon sugar cookies ready to bake
lemon sugar cookies ready to bake

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies have set.

For an extra pop of sweetness, give the lemon sugar cookies a sprinkle of sugar right out of the oven.

Let the baked cookies cool off on the cookie sheet for an extra minute before you move them to a wire rack.

lemon sugar cookies
lemon sugar cookies

Tips to Making this Soft Lemon Sugar Cookie

The best way to juice a lemon?

Give it a roll on the counter with the palm of your hand. Hold the cut side up in your palm and give it a squeeze. This way all the pits fall into your hand. Don’t use the fake lemon juice in the bottle.

Tips for zesting a lemon:

Wash your lemon in soapy water and dry off. Using a grater in one hand and your lemon in the other, run the yellow part of the lemon along the blades. Stop once you get to the white pith.

How to Store Your Lemon Sugar Cookies

To store your cooled cookies, keep them in an airtight container for 5 to 7 days (if they last that long). Separate them with parchment paper.

If you’d like to freeze your lemon sugar cookies, you can do so for 2-3 months. To thaw them, leave soft lemon cookies on the counter at room temperature. Any other way will make them soggy.

lemon sugar cookies

Lemon lovers will love these lemon desserts

The Best Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies recipe

The Best Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies recipe

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
These delicious and easy to make chewy lemon sugar cookies are the perfect addition to any dessert platter.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
    3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
    4. Add egg, vanilla, lemon zest and juice; beat until combined.
    5. Add in remaining dry ingredients.  Mix until just combined.
    6. Roll lemon sugar cookie dough into small balls.
    7. Bake lemon sugar cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until cookies have set.
    8. Remove lemon sugar cookies and let cool 2-3 minutes before removing from the baking sheet and onto the cooling rack.

Notes

Tips to Making this soft lemon sugar cookie

The best way to juice a lemon? Give it a roll on the counter with the palm of your hand. Hold the cut side up in your palm and give it a squeeze. This way all the pits fall into your hand. Don’t use the fake lemon juice in the bottle.

Tips for zesting a lemon: Wash your lemon in soapy water and dry off. Using a grater in one hand and your lemon in the other, run the yellow part of the lemon along the blades. Stop once you get to the white pith.

How to Store Your Lemon Sugar Cookies

To store your cooled cookies, keep them in an airtight container for 5 to 7 days (if they last that long). Separate them with parchment paper.

If you’d like to freeze your lemon sugar cookies, you can do so for 2-3 months. To thaw them, leave soft lemon cookies on the counter at room temperature. Any other way will make them soggy.

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sheila ressel

Tuesday 19th of October 2021

These sound so yummy! Can't wait to try them.

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