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Lemon Sugar Cookies!

July 3, 2011

Lemon Sugar Cookies 

They'll look like this!


  • 2 cups sugar, divided (you can use packed brown sugar)
  • Zest of 2 lemons, divided
  • 2 sticks of room temperature butter (or 16 tbsp of buttery spread, or any type of oil (except olive oil))
  • 2 eggs (or 3 egg whites or 1/2 cup of thoroughly blended silken tofu)
  • 2 tsp lemon extract
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda


  • Lemon sugar: In a mini food processor, thoroughly process 1/2 cup of sugar with 1 tsp lemon zest.
  • Cookie dough: In a large mixing bowl mix together butter, 1 1/2 cup of sugar, eggs, lemon extract, lemon juice, and remaining lemon zest. Sift in flour, salt, cream of tartar and baking soda and mix well.
  • Refrigerate dough for at least one hour.
  • During the last 5 minutes of refrigeration, preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Roll cookie dough into 2 tablespoon sized balls and roll into lemon sugar. Place sugar-coated balls onto greased [or nonstick] pan at least two inches apart.  Press down on each ball lightly to help it spread out.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes.
Aren’t they great?

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  1. mmm mmm! I love anything lemon! I like that you also tell different things you can substitute with.

    • Yeah, I think that’s important because some of the common substitutes don’t always work. So, I list everything I can think of that can work.

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