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Lemon Sugar Cookies

Lemon Sugar Cookies are crisp on the outside, soft on the inside with the perfect hint of lemon and a simple lemon icing on top. They're melt in your mouth delicious!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Cooling time30 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon sugar cookies
Servings: 28 cookies
Calories: 154kcal
Author: Lisa Longley

Ingredients

  • For Cookies
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 14 TBSPS butter 1 3/4 stick at room temperature
  • 2 tsps lemon extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • For Icing
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 tsps milk
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • With your mixer on medium, mix together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in the eggs (one at a time) and then the lemon extract until well combined.
  • Slowly mix in the flour mixture until well combined, with your mixer set to low. Scrape down the paddle and the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  • Roll the dough into one inch sized balls. (Optional: Roll in sugar) Place on a parchment lined baking sheet or silicon mat and press down slightly. Space the cookies about two inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through the baking. (I baked mine in three batches)
  • Let cool on the pan for about two minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • After cookies have cooled, melt the icing ingredients together in the microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between. Melt until smooth. Drizzle over cookies and allow to cool.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 200IU | Calcium: 10mg