Lemon Sugar Cookies

I have been in the mood for sugar cookies for a couple weeks now, but haven't had the time to make my favorite recipe. It takes up too much time to make it, refrigerate and then roll, etc... So when I saw the recipe for these cookies that can be made immediately I knew I had to try them out. They are too yummy and they probably took about 10 minutes total to make. In fact, I made a batch and then immediately made another. They were light, soft and very sweet. And they tasted better the next day!

The original recipe called for almond extract (which would be great!), but I love lemon in my sugar cookies so I adapted the recipe just a little.

Lemon Sugar Cookies
adapted from Your Home Based Mom

1 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1 tsp. lemon extract

2 cups flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

Glaze: 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp. lemon extract, 4-5 tsp. milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix butter, sugar and extract in a large bowl. Mix well, about 1 to 2 minutes.

Add remaining ingredients. Beat 1 to 2 more minutes. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet and flatten balls to 1/4 inch thickness with the bottom of a floured glass dipped in sugar.

Bake at for 7-9 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. I like mine almost under-baked, remember they stiffen up as they cool. Cool 1 minute.

Stir together glaze ingredients with a wire whisk. Decorate cooled cookies with glaze and sprinkles.


  1. They look great! I love a good sugar cookie!

  2. Ok, we just made these for FHE tonight. I seriously can't believe how easy they were, and that they really did taste like sugar cookies! I only had almond extract, and it was great... but now I really want to make some lemon ones! Oh boy! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Thanks for dropping some by -- they were delicous. I am glad you put the recipe on your blog.

  4. Oh yum!! These sound amazing!! I am going to make them this week for my boys! I love lemon and almond flavoring--it will be hard to decide which one to use! I love your cute site!!