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These lemon cookies are soft baked and have plenty of lemon zest, lemon juice, and lemon extract throughout for a delicious lemon treat!
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Soft Baked Lemon Cookies

These lemon cookies are soft baked and have plenty of lemon zest, lemon juice, and lemon extract throughout for a delicious lemon treat!

Ingredients

  • 10 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • zest of 2 lemons (about 1 Tbsp lemon zest)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon)
  • 1 1/2 tsp pure lemon extract
  • 5 drops yellow food coloring
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter, sugar, and lemon zest. Add the egg, egg yolk, lemon juice, lemon extract, and yellow food coloring. Mix thoroughly.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until incorporated, scraping the bowl as necessary.
  • Scoop 1½ Tbsp sized cookie dough balls and roll them in a bowl with ¼ cup powdered sugar. Place cookies on a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 9 to 10 minutes. Store cookies in an airtight container or plastic bag up to 5 days.

Notes

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