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Lemon Butter Cookies are a delectable take on the classic butter cookies recipe. This lemon cookie recipe makes the best of both sweet and sour flavors!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Cookie, Cookies, Dessert, fruit
Cuisine: American
Keyword: glazed cookies, lemon butter cookies, lemon cookies
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 127kcal


Cookie Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 TBSP lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp water
  • extra lemon zest


  • Preheat oven to 350º. Line a 9x13 baking sheet with parchment.
  • Cream together butter, white sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs, lemon zest and vanilla and mix until combined. Add in baking soda, salt and flour and mix once again.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 7-9 minutes.
  • Cool completely and spoon glaze onto each cookie.
  • Glaze: Whisk together 1 cup of powdered sugar, 2 TBSP softened butter, 1 TBSP lemon juice and 1 tsp lemon zest until smooth.



Serving: 36cookies | Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.5mg