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Iced Lemon Sugar Cookies

Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies

Soft and chewy lemon sugar cookies packed with the bright flavors of lemons.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword iced lemon sugar cookies, lemon cookies, lemon sugar cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
Servings 24 servings


Lemon Sugar Cookies

  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 2 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 Lemon zest
  • 2 3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 tablespoon Sugar Use for rolling cookies
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Zest Use for garnish

Icing Glaze

  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract


Lemon Sugar Cookies

  1. 1. In a medium size bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

    2. In a stand mixer cream the butter and sugar for 3 minutes, it should be light, pale and fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time. Mix in the zest of 1 lemon, vanilla extract and lemon juice.

    3. Mix in the dry ingredients until fully incorporated.

    4. With a small or medium cookie scoop, scoop the cookies onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Roll each cookies into sugar.

    5. Chill the dough in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

    6. Once ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place cookies 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet, allowing cookies to evenly spread. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Icing Glaze

  1. 1. In a medium bowl, mix together the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract. If too thick, add a tad more milk.

    2. Drizzle over the cookies and top with lemon zest.