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Lemon Sugar Cookies

  •  4.1 stars stars based on 21 reviews
  •   84% would make this again
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For the cookie:
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup butter-flavored solid vegetable shortening
2 large eggs
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

For the lemon sugar:
1 cup granulated sugar
zest of two large lemons

Preheat oven to 350 F and grease baking sheets. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In large mixer bowl, beat sugar and shortening until fluffy, beat in eggs. Stir in dry ingredients, then lemon juice. Mix well, set aside.

To make the lemon sugar, process 1 cup granulated sugar and zest of two large lemons in the food processor for a few seconds.

Drop dough onto prepared baking sheets, 2" apart. Sprinkle with lemon sugar. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.

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Reviews of Lemon Sugar Cookies:

1-5 of 21 reviews   Next >>

  A cookie baker in michigan  Dec 21, 2011
Would make this again.
We love these :D I , personally, doubled the lemon juice and added a tea spoon of vanilla and it was exactly what we were hoping for :) 5 stars

  Melissa in PDX  Dec 25, 2010
Would make this again.
I love this! They are sugar cookies and the juice only gives it a little extra oomph but in the end they are sugar cookies, if you are expecting really potent lemon cookies you may want to look elsewhere. I actually used 1/3 cup of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice and 1 teaspoon orange extract this gave a wonderful aftertaste of citrus. I rolled them into 1 tablespoon balls and rolled them in sugar and baked for 13 minutes and they turned out wonderfully and will make delicious xmas cookies for my family! Very simple and very pretty and very hardy! 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 9, 2010
Would make this again.
tasted great will make again 5 stars

  cookies in WYOMING in WYOMING  Dec 1, 2010
Would not make this again.
Absolutely no pzazz. Blahh, wish I had read the reviews. My goodness ..I should have made up my own recipe. They tasted like glorified shortening and sugar. 1 star

  lemon lover  Dec 19, 2008
Would make this again.
I love this recipe. So easy.
Made a few times, and everyone liked these cookies every time :)
5 stars

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