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Lemon Sugar Cookies

Lemon Sugar Cookies - A sweet & slightly tart twist on your classic sugar cookie. These soft & chewy lemon cookies will soon be a cookie jar favorite.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Sandra

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

FROSTING

  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3-5 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
  • Cream together sugar and butter. Beat in egg yolks, lemon zest and juice.
  • Add flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Stir.
  • Form dough into walnut size balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Don't flatten. Bake 10-12 minutes, until tops are cracked and just turning color.
  • FROSTING
  • In a large bowl, cream together the confectioners' sugar and butter until smooth. Gradually mix in the milk, lemon zest and juice with an electric mixer until smooth and stiff, about 5 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 119mg | Potassium: 28mg | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 310IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.5mg