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Lemon Sugar Cookies

Lemon Sugar Cookies
6 votes, 3.00 avg. rating (62% score)
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  • 2-3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup quick oats


Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar; add eggs, beating well. Beat in lemon rind and juice. Gradually add flour mixture, then stir in oats. Chill dough thoroughly (at least 2 hours). Roll level tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place onto greased cookie sheets, allowing room for cookies to spread. Using a flat-bottomed glass or custard cup that has been greased and dipped into sugar, flatten each ball to a 1/4-inch thickness (dip the glass into sugar each time). Bake at 375 degrees F until lightly browned around the edges, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute, then carefully move to a wire rack.
Updated Thursday, May 8th, 2003

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5 Responses to Lemon Sugar Cookies

  1. Anonymous May 25, 2004 at 7:00 pm #

    Delicate flavor.

  2. Anonymous January 29, 2005 at 6:41 pm #

    Recipe is absolutely tasteless. Needs a lot more lemon (flavoring?) or even vanilla might help. There is almost no taste of lemon as far as I am concerned.

  3. Anonymous May 20, 2005 at 4:42 pm #

    Easy to make. Wonderful taste!!!

  4. Anonymous May 24, 2005 at 10:06 pm #

    I added 1 teaspoon lemon extract to overcome the tastelessness of the original recipe. Also iced the cookie with a lemon cream cheese icing. The cookie, without the icing is too bland and blah! I would rate it 4 hats with the changes I made. CajunLou

  5. Anonymous May 20, 2008 at 11:00 am #

    For all us lemon lovers, the trick is to add a generous dose of lemon zest. 1 teaspoon (or more) if you want some real zing.

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