Lemon Cookies

Sweet, lemon tang and buttery tasting cookies are the perfect tea cookie for any special occasion.

Sweet, tangy and buttery tasting cookies are the perfect tea cookie for any special occasion.

Growing up, whenever there was a wedding or a spring event, my mom would make these wonderful sweet lemon tea cookies. When I make these cookies, they bring back so many great memories.

What are tea cookies you ask? Small sweet biscuits or cookies served with tea. But many in the south like to serve them at showers and weddings.

Sweet, tangy and buttery tasting cookies are the perfect tea cookie for any special occasion.

What I love the most about these cookies is that they just melt in your mouth with sweetness and then end with that lovely lemon tanginess. A perfect spring cookie to serve at your next brunch with the girls.

TIP: I like using a silicone baking sheet in my baking sheet pan. They really do keep your cookies from getting really brown bottoms and stay nice and chewy.

Sweet, tangy and buttery tasting cookies are the perfect tea cookie for any special occasion.
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5 from 8 votes

Lemon Cookies

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Total Time41 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 dozen
Author: Tammy

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Cream butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat in vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice.
  • Add flour, baking powder, soda, and salt in a small bowl and mix. Add to creamed butter and sugar mixture until well combined.
  • Roll dough in 1" balls, then roll in powdered sugar. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet or use a silicone baking mat on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 9 - 11 minutes or till set and crackly. Remove from oven and let sit for a couple of minute, then remove to cooling racks to cool completely.
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Enjoy,

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15 Comments

  1. I am obsessed with anything lemon. These cookies look amazing – I can wait to try them.

  2. Those cookies do look great for a special occasion. Now that we are stuck inside if I can get the lemons these will be perfect to brighten up the day.5 stars

  3. I like lemons but I haven’t tried eating them as cookies! I am not into baking but this could be something I could try. Thank you for sharing!

  4. I have all the ingredients in this recipe and will make a batch tomorrow. Thank you for the recipe.

  5. My family and I love lemon flavors, especially on desserts! My daughter and I will try to make this recipe this weekend.5 stars

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