Lemondoodles - a lemon snickerdoodle!

Today, I’m sharing my recipe for Lemondoodles. It’s a delicous, lemony variation of my Snickerdoodle recipe. Lemondoodles are soft and tender on the inside, and crisp and chewy on the outside. The flavors are warm and rich, with a fresh pop of lemon.

You must make these make these cookies! They are truly amazing, and the combination of flavors is perfection!

Lemondoodles - a lemon snickerdoodle!


Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 10

Lemondoodles – a delcious lemony version of Snickerdoodles Makes about 20 Large Cookies
  • 2 sticks of butter (16 tablespoons)
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • Zest of two lemons
  • ½ cup of firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • Additional, for coating cookie dough:
  • ½ cup of white sugar
  • Zest of three lemons
  • Mash zest and sugar together with a fork to create lemon sugar.

  1. Start by browning butter. Melt 1½ sticks of butter in a skillet over medium heat, stir continually until butter starts to foam and is light golden brown. Immediately remove from heat and add remaining ½ stick of butter to pan and set aside to cool.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine sugar and lemon zest and mix on low speed until well combined.
  4. Add brown sugar, flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix dry ingredients together on lowest speed just until combined.
  5. Add cooled butter, eggs, and vanilla and mix again just until combined.
  6. Scoop out two tablespoons of dough and form into a ball.
  7. Roll balls in lemon sugar mixture to coat and place on cookie sheet. Flatten the cookie dough balls slightly by using the back of a measuring cup.
  8. Bake for about 7 minutes and let cool.
  9. They are best slightly underdone.
  10. When they come out of the oven, the middle should fall in just a little and the cookie should crackle as it settles.

Add these Lemondoodles to your must bake list. They are so yummy, and perfect for gift giving.

I was inspired to make these cookies by the comments on this Snickerdoodle recipe from The Kitchn. I just loved the reader’s suggestion for Lemondoodles!

Lemondoodles - a lemon snickerdoodle!

This recipe was originally shared on Chef In Training as part of the Blogger Cookie Exchange.

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  1. Hi
    your cookies look yummy.
    For those who do not live in America, can you please tell us how much a stick of butter is?
    Thank you and regards.

  2. Thanks for sharing this- they sound delicious. And what a refreshing treat they would be instead of more chocolate.

  3. Hmmm mmm – you make those look soooo good!

  4. They look so good!

  5. One cup is equivalent to 16 tablespoons. We don’t get our butter in sticks but it is my belief that one stick is 1/2 cup.

  6. Kelly McElroy says:

    I am SO excited to try the lemon doodles! I LOVE lemon. I’m going to make them for Christmas dinner and add it to my cookie list for annual cookie making. Though I think they will be made much more often then just Christmas! YAY!!!

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