Lemon cookies are one of the most delicious treats you can make for any occasion. With its sweet and tart flavor, these cookies are a real crowd-pleaser. Plus, the soft and chewy texture makes them irresistible.
From birthdays to holidays, lemon cookies are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. In this article, we’ve created a simple lemon cookie recipe. Gather up the ingredients, and let’s get baking!
-1 ½ cups of all-purpose flour
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-½ teaspoon salt
-½ cup butter, melted
-1 cup granulated sugar
-1 large egg
-2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
-2 tablespoons lemon zest
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
4. In a large bowl, mix the melted butter and sugar until creamy.
5. Beat in the egg, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
6. Gradually add in the flour mixture, and mix until fully combined.
7. Form the cookie dough into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet.
8. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the edges are lightly browned.
9. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack.
Additional Steps and Tips:
If you’re looking for extra lemon flavor, add a few drops of lemon extract.
If you want a chewier cookie, add an additional tablespoon of butter and/or granulated sugar to the cookie dough.
To keep your cookies looking neat and uniform, you can use a small ice cream scoop or a cookie scoop to help scoop out the cookie dough and shape it.
Before baking, you can lightly flatten the top of each cookie with the bottom of a drinking glass for a more even texture and shape.
Once cooled, you can also drizzle melted white chocolate over the cookie and decorate with chopped nuts, sprinkles, or shredded coconut.
Lemon cookies are the perfect treat for any occasion. With their soft and chewy texture, and sweet and tangy lemon flavor, these cookies will be a hit with everyone. Plus, with this easy to follow recipe you can whip up a batch for any occasion. Just don’t forget to add a few drops of lemon extract for an extra burst of flavor!