Lemon Sugar Cookies
It's not the holidays without Sugar Cookies and these Lemon Cut-Out Cookies are perfect for your holiday dessert tray.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Chilling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 17 mins
Servings: 24 cookies
- 2 cups + 1 tablespoon all purpose flour (268 grams)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 zest lemon
- 3/4 cup butter (softened)* (170 grams)
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar (150 grams)
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
*If you use unsalted butter then add 1/4 teaspoon salt.
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar (50 grams)
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1/2 cup powdered / icing sugar (62 grams)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-2 tablespoons milk / cream or lemon juice (or a mixture)
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and zest. set aside.
In the stand up mixer using the flat beater cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg, vanilla and lemon juice and combine.
Add the whisked flour mixture and combine. Move to a lightly floured flat surface and gently form into a ball. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
Then roll the dough into 1/4 inch thick (or a little thicker if you wish) and cut with round cookie cutter or cutters of choice. Place the cookies on parchment paper lined cookie sheets and chill for 15 minutes.
Pre-heat oven 350F (180C).
Sprinkle with plain or lemon sugar. Bake in pre-heated oven for about 7-9 minutes.
Let cool on cookie sheets for approximately 2-3 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle with glaze if desired. Enjoy!
In a small bowl mix together until smooth, icing sugar, vanilla, cream, milk or lemon juice, should be quite thick. (if you want it thicker add more powdered sugar/icing sugar).
Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg