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Luscious Lemon Cookies

By April 24, 2022May 23rd, 2022Eats

When life gives you lemons… lots and lots of lemons, you make something lemony, and in this instance it’s time for Luscious Lemon Cookies.

Lemon Cookies

I just love our lemon tree, and I don’t know what I’d do without it.  This lemon tree bestows upon us an abundance of luscious lemons all year long. Access to this many lemons gives me the opportunity to try out lots of lemon-inspired recipes… like these delicious chewy Luscious Lemon Cookies.

These lemon cookies are ridiculously good and easy to make.  They are essentially a sugar cookie with a tarty kick.  I love them because they are a soft and chewy cookie with just a hint lemon flavor.  The lemon isn’t overpowering. It adds just the right amount to “tart” to this delicious cookie.  Using fresh lemons for this yummy recipe works best.  You’ll need a simple lemon juicer to harvest the juice. I picked one up years ago, and after only using fresh lemon’s for cooking, there’s no going back.

A bonus good thing about this lemon cookie recipe is that the dough can be stored in the freezer for up to two months.  If you aren’t lucky enough to have access to never-ending fresh lemons, this could just get you through those tough times without being cookie-free! Let me know if you try these cookies. I’d love to hear what you think… and how many you ate.

If you are looking for other lemon inspired recipes be sure to check out my Lemon Sorbet.


Lemon Cookies

Luscious Lemon Cookies

Michelle Tucker
A soft and chewy cookie recipe with just a hint of lemon.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 1 cup Softened salted Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Firmly Packed Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Grated Lemon Rind
  • 2 tbls Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 3 ½ cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ tsp Salt


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Beat the butter and both sugars until fluffy.
  • Beat in one egg at a time.
  • Add in the lemon rind and lemon juice and continue beating until blended.
  • Slowly add the flour, baking soda and salt and beat on low until a thickened dough is formed.
  • Place dough in the refridgerator for 20 minutes to chill.
  • With a tea spoon take the dough and form into 1 1/2 inch balls and place onto a greased cookie sheet.
  • Cook at 350 degrees for 9 minutes or until the edges are ever so lightly browned.
  • Let the cookies cool on a cooling rack and enjoy.
Keyword cookie, Dessert, lemon
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Lemon Cookies

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