Soft and Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies

Delicate and Chewy Lemon Cookies are a group most loved that you can make whenever of the year. These lemon sugar treats are thick and chewy and simple to freeze. Simple to make in one bowl with new lemon and ordinary fixings!

I spent an entire week preparing lemon treats. The principal cluster bombed wretchedly. The treats were paper flimsy and transparent!!

The clusters showed signs of improvement as I made little changes to the formula. When I was content with the formula, I had made it multiple times – that is around 2 dozen treats for each group, or 120 treats altogether!

Lemon Sugar Cookies

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Recipe by thefirstyearblog Course: CookiesCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Soft chewy lemon sugar cookies are always a hit! A light lemon cookie that will be a crowd favorite.


  • 2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature

  • 1 & 1/2 cups granulated sugar

  • 3 tbsp lemon zest

  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

  • 1 large egg

  • 3 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 cup sugar, for rolling cookies


  • In a mixing bowl, beat the butter, sugar, and lemon zest with an electric mixer for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add in the lemon juice and egg, beat again to combine.
  • Gradually add in the flour, baking soda and salt, mixing by hand with a spatula until combined.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes.
  • Remove the dough from the fridge. Pre-heat the oven to 350ºF. Place 1/4 cup sugar in a bowl for rolling the cookies.
  • Use a cookie scoop to form balls, rolling each ball into the sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart on a silicone lined baking sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes or until the edges have a faint golden color.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then move to a cooling rack to cool completely.


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