Super Soft Lemon Sugar Cookies

Super Soft Lemon Sugar Cookies

 These Super Soft Lemon Sugar Cookies are perfect for spring. A soft sugar cookie with a hint of lemon and a rich lemon cream cheese frosting. If you are a lemon lover like me, you need to try these cookies! You may also want to try the Strawberry Lemonade Poke Cake I shared recently. It makes a delicious make-ahead dessert.

Super Soft Lemon Sugar Cookies

 Super Soft Lemon Sugar Cookies


Super Soft Lemon Sugar Cookies
Servings: 14 large cookies
  • 1 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick of softened butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of pure lemon extract
  • Frosting
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick of softened butter
  • 4 oz of room temperature cream cheese
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pure lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of kosher salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and lemon zest.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine sugar and butter, and beat with paddle attachment until fluffy.
  4. Add egg, vanilla and lemon extract and continue beating until combined.
  5. Add flour mixture and stir just until combined.
  6. Scrape down sides of bowl as needed.
  7. Roll two tablespoons of cookie dough into a ball and place on baking sheet.
  8. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until edges are golden. Don't over bake.
  9. Let cool and frost.
  10. Sprinkle cookies with additional lemon zest.
  11. To prepare frosting, using the paddle attachment, beat butter, powdered sugar, and pinch of salt in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  12. With mixer still running, add in vanilla extract.
  13. Divide cream cheese into 4 cubes and drop them into the mixture one at a time until well combined.


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  1. Oooo, these look so yummy!
    Thank you for sharing here.

  2. These look DELISH. I was in home goods today and they had some awesome gourmet extracts….including pure lemon. I knew I should have bought the lemon. Had it in my hand but put it back. Must go back tomorrow and buy it so I can make these.

  3. These where real good .a friend likes lime so I just switched lime for lemon out of this world thanks

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