These soft and chewy lemon sugar cookies are the perfect treat to serve on cool spring day!  Best part is you'll use what you have on hand, so it's easy on your budget!



Lemon Juice


Brown sugar

Vanilla Extract





Baking Powder

Baking Soda


I want my cookies to be filled with flavor, have a bit of chew to them but also a tiny bit of texture around the outside. Lemon is the perfect cheap way to bring spring into your kitchen!

These cookies have a delicious hint of lemon, they’re a melt in your mouth texture and they have a tiny bit of crunch right around the outside making them the perfect snack!

They’re the type of cookie that you can’t just have one. I promise the ingredients are simple and cheap!  You can buy fresh lemons or even use lemon juice you have on hand!

– If you’re out of lemon or not a fan, you could easily omit the lemon flavor.  – For a fun treat, turn the Lemon Sugar Cookies into a refreshing ice cream sandwich.

Possible Variations:

If you are making balls of dough that are around 2 tablespoons of dough, you should get roughly 2 dozen cookies.  I like to double it!

How many cookies does this recipe make?

Yes! If I want to ensure we have some cookies for the cookie jar, I’ll double the recipe--they go so fast!

Do you ever make a double batch?

I would highly recommend using a wire rack. It helps the cookies cool without getting soggy from steam.  If you don't have one they are fairly cheap!

Do I need a wire rack for cooling?

I’m sure you could mix them by hand, but I prefer to use my trusty Kitchenaid mixer with the paddle attachment.  Makes it easier!

Can I mix the cookies by hand or do I need to use a hand mixer or Kitchenaid?

I’ve never used a rolling pin or cookie cutters on this recipe. I’m not sure the dough would be firm enough.

Can you cut out shapes with this recipe?


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