Lemon Sugar Cookies

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Zest of one large lemon
  • Juice of one large lemon, about 1 1/2 tbsp.
For sugar coating:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Zest of one large lemon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.

Cream together butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and mix until well-combined.

Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, vanilla, lemon zest from one lemon and lemon juice. Allow to sit for about 3 minutes to allow lemon flavor to develop.

Scoop cookie dough by the tablespoon full and roll into a ball.

Make the sugar coating by combining sugar and zest in a large bowl.

Place each ball of cookie dough into the bowl of lemon sugar and roll to coat well. Place cookie dough onto baking sheet, spacing about 1½-inches to 2 inches apart. Lightly press each cookie down. 

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

by The Savvy Kitchen