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Soft and Chewy Lemon Cookies

Easy Lemon Cookies Recipe

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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. 
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chill time 20 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 35 Cookies
Calories 117
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


  • In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Mix in the egg, lemon extractvanilla extract, lemon juice, lemon zest, yellow gel coloring until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda.
  • Dump this dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix until just combined.
  • 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.
  • Then, bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes or until the edges are firm and slightly golden brown.
  • Allow these cookies to cool down and enjoy!


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a cookie jar at room temperature for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 22mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.5mg