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Zesty Lemon Cookies
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These lemon cookies are sweet, yet tart with a refreshing zing. Soft in the middle with a crisp edge. Topped with a light lemon frosting and fresh lemon zest. 

Prep time
Bake/Cook time
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Freeze 20-30 minutes

30 cookies
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Zesty Lemon Cookies
Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
Gold ’N Natural Turbinado Sugar
Confectioners Powdered Sugar
Prep time :
Bake/Cook time :
Plan For

Freeze 20-30 minutes

Yield :
30 cookies


Lemon Icing

*Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Sift flour and set aside.
  3. With hand held mixer or stand mixer beat soft butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add egg, salt, zest off lemon and vanilla extract.
  4. Add flour and mix until dough forms, do not overmix.
  5. Place dough in refrigerator or freezer until firm enough to be rolled in balls, about 20-30 minutes.
  6. Remove dough in one tablespoon amounts and shape round. Roll in turbinado and press 1/4 inch thick onto parchment lined or buttered cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.
  7. Place in oven until very light golden, about 12 minutes.
  8. Let cool on baking pan for 5 minutes, then move to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. While cookies are cooling, prepare lemon icing. Mix powdered sugar and lemon juice until combined. Top each cookie with a small dollop of icing and then spread it around in a circle. Top with fresh lemon zest, if desired. 
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