Lemon Sugar Cookies recipe is from Robyn Stone of Add a Pinch. I made a few personal changes.
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Lemon Sugar Cookies
Ingredients For Lemon Sugar Cookies:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened. (use real butter for flavor).
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (that’s the white stuff)
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour. (I didn’t sift and it works just as well).
1/2 teaspoon baking powder.
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt. (I leave this out; the baking powder has enough sodium for me).
1 teaspoon Vanilla
Zest of 2 large lemons (I only use one lemon-otherwise they are too acid-y)
juice of 1 large lemon (approx. 1 tablespoon)
Lemon Sugar Icing (this is my version. See below
Don’t preheat oven just yet; you will want to chill the cookie mixture about 30 minutes before baking. But when you do start rolling the dough; preheat to 350°. Line cookie pans with parchment. (2-3 pans).
- Cream together sugar and softened butter until fluffy (3 minutes). Add egg and mix till combined. I then add the vanilla and mix again.
- Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla, lemon zest and juice. Allow to sit about 3 minutes to allow lemon flavor to spread.
- Scoop cookie dough (after chilling, it makes it so much easier) by the tablespoon-full. I use an melon baller. Makes smaller cookies but that makes more cookies. Shape into balls.
- Add lemony sugar*(see below) to a bowl for rolling cookie balls in.
- Place cookie onto baking sheet; space 1 inch apart. Lightly press each cookie down with fingers or bottom of a CLEAN glass.
- Bake 10-12 minutes (I found that baking to 14 minutes worked in my oven; I like them darker than the recipe called for) start with 10 then add if you need to.
*To make lemony sugar coating; put 1/2 cup granulated sugar in a bowl; add 6-9 drops fresh lemon juice and mix with a spoon. Put 1/2 cup water in another bowl. Dip cookie balls in water (one side only); then dip in lemon-sugar. That’s what makes that carmelized finish you can see around the edges of my cookies. Enjoy.
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I hope you enjoy my Lemon Sugar Cookies