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Lemon Sugar Cookies

These are the most delicious, soft, and flavorful lemon sugar cookies you could hope to bake!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Chilling 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 180 kcal


  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar divided into 1 1/4 cups and 1/4 cup
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 egg


  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl
  • In a large bowl, beat butter, cream cheese, and 1 1/4 cups sugar until smooth and creamy, 1-2 minutes
  • Mix in vanilla, lemon juice, and lemon zest
  • Beat in egg
  • Slowly add flour mixture, mixing in a little at a time, until just combined
  • Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Scoop sugar cookie dough into balls and roll in sugar until coated all over
  • Bake cookies 10 minutes, until edges just start to brown
  • Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes and move to a wire rack to finish cooling.


Taking the time to refrigerate the dough makes for easier rolling and a soft, delicious cookie. 


Calories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 179mgPotassium: 29mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 278IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg