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Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe

Looking for an easy Lemon Sugar Cookies recipe? Learn how to make Lemon Sugar Cookies using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jennyhli

Makes 24 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for Lemon Sugar Cookies

3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Cake Flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon table salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
1 large egg
3 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Recipe Directions for Lemon Sugar Cookies

  1. Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Whisk the flours, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl; set aside. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and 1 cup of the sugar together at medium speed until light and fluffy, 3 to 5 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Add the egg, 2 teaspoons lemon zest, and vanilla and continue to beat at low speed until just combined, 30 to 60 seconds, scraping down the bowl as needed.

  3. Process the remaining 1/3 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest in a food processor until fragrant, about 10 seconds. Place the lemon sugar in a shallow bowl. Working with a level tablespoon of dough each time, roll the dough into 1-inch balls. (If the dough is too soft to roll, refrigerate it until firm.) Carefully roll the balls in the sugar and place them on the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 1/2 inches apart (you will fit 12 cookies on each baking sheet).

  4. Bake the cookies, one tray at a time, until the edges are light golden and the centers are just set, 9 to 11 minutes, rotating the tray halfway through baking (do not overbake). Cool the cookies on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then serve warm, or transfer to a wrire rack and cool completely. Bake the second tray while the first tray cools.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 23.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
93
Calories from Fat
24
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.7g
4%
Saturated Fat
1.6g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Sodium
44mg
2%
Potassium
22mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
16.3g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0.2g
1%
Sugars
11.2g
Protein
1.0g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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