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Soft and Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies

Soft and Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies

These soft and chewy lemon sugar cookies are perfect for any summertime gathering.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Cooling Time 2 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs
Servings 24 servings
Calories 160 kcal


  • 2 Sticks Salted Butter Softened
  • 1 Lemon Zested and Juiced (approx 1.5 Tbsp of Juice)
  • Cups White Granulated Sugar
  • ½ tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Large Egg
  • Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ¼ Cup White Granulated Sugar For Rolling Cookies


  • Cream together softened butter, lemon zest, lemon juice, white granulated sugar, vanilla and egg to make a cream dough base.
  • Add in flour and baking soda, mix well
  • Cover Dough and refrigerate for 1-2 hours prior to baking.
  • Once your ready to bake, preheat your oven to 350°.
  • Use a cookie scoop or spoon to get even cookie dough balls and roll in the remaining white granulated sugar.
  • Place evenly approx 2" apart on a cookie sheet or stone.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Cookies should appear cracked on top and not gooey in the cracks when they are done. The edges should not be browned.
  • Remove cookies from the oven and leave on the cookie sheet for 4-5 minutes to cool prior to transferring to a cooling rack or wax paper to cool completely.
  • Enjoy your Soft and Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies!


Calories are calculated by a third party website and are based on ingredients used.