My love for lemon flavored desserts is no secret. So when I came across this recipe claiming to be the best lemon cookie, I clearly had to give it a shot. In appearance these cookies closely resemble my gooey butter cookies, but they have a completely different taste. I absolutely loved these cookies, and can't wait to make them again. They are so easy and simple to make, give it a try!
Perfect Lemon Cookies
Makes 20 cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups AP flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare baking sheet by using parchment paper, a baking mat, or non-stick spray.
Cream butter and sugar together using a stand or hand mixer. Once light and fluffy, add in vanilla extract, egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Beat until combined. Slowly add in dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda).
Pour powdered sugar onto a plate or shallow bowl. Using a cookie scoop, or tablespoon, form dough into balls, and roll in powdered sugar.
Place sugared cookies on a baking sheet, about 1 to 1 1/2 inches apart from each other. Cookies will spread upon baking.
Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until edges just turn brown. Cookies should look matte, not shiny. Remove from cookie sheet 3 minutes after removing from oven. Let cool completely before eating (if you can wait that long!).
YUM! These were pretty darn good. Definitely the best lemon cookie I have tried to make thus far. I had about 8, then decided to bring the rest to friends to eat. Otherwise, I definitely would have eaten the entire batch (for real). These are great for any occasion, and I assure you people will love them!