Lemon Cookies


I love these cookies. They are so simple, yet elegant. The lightly sweet lemony flavor is a nice palate cleanser after a rich meal and they go well with a strong cup of espresso.

Lemon cookies
Lemon Cookies
Makes about 3 dozen
(I hate to admit it but this recipe is from Every Day with Rachael Ray)


  • 1 stick unsalted butter, chilled
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • Grated peel of 2 lemons, plus a tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer, combine the butter, 1 cup of sugar, the lemon peel and lemon juice until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda and salt and combine.
  5. Place the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar in a small bowl.
  6. Roll heaping teaspoons of dough into balls, then roll in the sugar.
  7. Place onto the line cookie sheets a few inches apart.
  8. Bake until golden around the edges, about 14 minutes. Rotate the cookie sheets half way through the baking time.
  9. Transfer to cooling racks to cool completely.

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