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Recipe - Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies

My cookie making continues! These are REALLY yummy - just a nice bit of tang but not overwhelming, and not overly sweet.

Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Zest of one large lemon, finely minced

  • 4 tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • 1/2 cup sugar for rolling cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  2. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

  3. Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and very fluffy.

  4. Beat in egg, vanilla extract, lemon juice and lemon zest.

  5. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.

  6. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll in sugar. Place on lined cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart.

  7. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.

  8. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

Note: my oven is...random, so I set the timer for 7 mins and kept checking. It ended up being around 9.5 mins for total doneness, but keep checking yours.

These are chewy, but not uber-soft. A nice level of resistance!
Makes approximately 24-30 cookies depending on size
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