Lemon Cookie Recipe:


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Powdered sugar (for dusting, optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the lemon zest and lemon juice.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  6. Roll the cookie dough into small balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them a few inches apart.
  7. Flatten each cookie slightly with the back of a fork or your fingers.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
  9. Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Optional: Dust the cooled cookies with powdered sugar before serving.

Estimated Nutrition Information (per cookie, based on 24 cookies):

Please note that these values are approximate and can vary based on the specific brands and quantities of ingredients used.

  • Calories: ~150 kcal
  • Total Fat: ~8g
  • Saturated Fat: ~5g
  • Cholesterol: ~35mg
  • Sodium: ~75mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: ~18g
  • Dietary Fiber: ~0.3g
  • Sugars: ~8g
  • Protein: ~2g

Remember that these are rough estimates and the actual nutritional values can vary. If you have specific dietary requirements or concerns, it’s advisable to consult a registered dietitian or use a dedicated nutritional calculator to get accurate information.

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