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Soft and Chewy Lemon Cookies
5 from 6 votes

Easy Lemon Cookies Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Quick and easy lemon cookies from scratch recipe, made with simple ingredients. These soft and chewy cookies are packed with lemon flavor, coming from lemon zest, lemon juice and lemon extract. 

Servings: 35 Cookies
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 117 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 1 cup Butter Unsalted
  • 1.5 cups Granulated sugar
  • 1 Egg Large
  • 1 tsp Lemon extract
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp Lemon zest
  • Yellow food coloring I recommend gel coloring
  • 2 3/4 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 cup Additional granulated sugar For rolling cookie dough balls


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

  2. Mix in the egg, lemon extractvanilla extract, lemon juice, lemon zest, yellow gel coloring until smooth.

  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda.

  4. Dump this dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined.

  5. Scoop out small portions of the dough and shape them into balls. Roll them in a plate filled with granulated sugar. Place them on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper and chill the tray for 15-20 minutes.

  6. Then, bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until the edges are firm and slightly golden brown.

  7. Allow these cookies to cool down and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a cookie jar at room temperature for up to 3 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Easy Lemon Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 84mg4%
Potassium 22mg1%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 170IU3%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.