Lemon Sugar Cookies

Lemon Sugar Cookies

Last summer, I visited the Great American Cookies Company with my dad and brothers, and he let each of us pick a cookie that we wanted to try. When I saw that they had lemon sugar cookies, I knew that I had to have one! I couldn’t get over how delicious it was – it had a sweet lemon flavor and was probably the best sugar cookie I’ve ever tasted.

While pondering what new recipes to try recently, as I scrolled down Pinterest and sifted through Allrecipes, I realized something: There’s probably a lemon sugar cookie recipe out there! It didn’t take me long to find one, and a few days later, I was getting busy in the kitchen.

The original recipe calls them ‘Princess Cookies,’ and while the story behind the name is adorable (check it out on Allrecipes!), ‘Lemon Sugar Cookies’ suits me better.

They turned out delicious! They weren’t as flavorful as the ones I had last summer, but that was to be expected, lol. Mine were free of artificial colors and preservatives! Mine had a light lemon flavor and a texture that was very cakelike. They weren’t spongy, or anything, but they were chewier than other cookies I’ve had!

I halved this recipe and made about 15 cookies. I used more lemon juice and zest than the recipe called for to make sure that they had a great lemon flavor. For the lemon glaze on top, I found a recipe from this cake, which I also halved.

So, let’s go ahead and see how I made these cookies!

Here are the ingredients:

I mixed the dry ingredients together:

Then I combined the wet ingredients in a separate bowl:

Next, I mixed them together!

Making sure not to overstir, I chilled the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Then I rolled them into little balls and baked them.

Once they had cooled for a few minutes, I made the lemon glaze (I used too much lemon juice – please don’t make the same mistake lol!) and drizzled it over all the cookies.

I loved how these turned out, and I’m looking forward to making them again! Let me know how you like them if you make them yourself. 🙂

Have a blessed Thursday, everyone!

— Maggie

36 thoughts on “Lemon Sugar Cookies

  1. Yum to the yum, yum yum!! I love that you do these for us Maggie. I know it is true and good if you say it is!! I love chewy cookies. Seems like they stay like they are when they are warm and not get crunchy later. I like crunchy cookies too, don’t get me wrong, but chewy is the best. Thanks for sharing this Maggie!! :):)

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    1. Thanks, Margaret! Yes, I love chewy cookies, too – much more than crunchy ones, haha! I prefer my cookies soft, not crunchy. 😉 You’re welcome! I’m glad you enjoyed this post.

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  2. Oh my word! These look SO, SO, SO delicious!! I LOVE lemon cookies, and these literally look AMAZING!! And I mean it, since I would never joke about lemon cookies! YUM!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Eva! They were amazing 😍😍 I’m glad that my batch turned out soft and lemony! I was afraid I hadn’t used enough lemon juice/zest, lol. I’d love to know how it goes if you decide to make these!

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    1. Thanks, Chelia! They were delicious. Ooh that’s fun! I wish I had a lemon tree. I could have lemonade, lemon bars, and now lemon cookies whenever I liked! Haha!

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