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Sugar Crusted Lemon Cookies

Sherri @ MadeFromPinterest.net


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3 cups of flour
  • sugar to roll the dough in.


  • Preaheat oven to 400°.
  • With stand or hand mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add lemon extract, vanilla, lemon juice and lemon zest until well combined. It will begin to smell heavenly!
  • Mix together baking soda, cornstarch and flour.
  • Slowly add to dough, until flour mixture is fully incorporated.
  • Scoop with small cookie scoop or rounded teaspoon. Roll into balls and roll in sugar.
  • Bake for 6-7 minutes at 400°.


Decorator crystals may be used to roll the cookies in for a more crunchy exterior.
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