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Giant Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Giant Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe

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These wonderfully chewy cookies have a light lemon flavor from both the juice and zest. The sanding sugar on top adds sparkle and a bit of crunch. —Michael Vyskocil, Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 4 teaspoons coarse sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 340 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 147 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Beat in lemon peel and juice. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  2. Shape 1/4 cupfuls of dough into balls. Place 6 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten to 3/4-in. thickness with bottom of a measuring cup. Lightly brush tops with water; sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  3. Bake 12-15 minutes or until light brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 14 cookies.
Originally published as Giant Lemon Sugar Cookies in Taste of Home June/July 2014

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 340 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 65 mg cholesterol, 147 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

Reviews for Giant Lemon Sugar Cookies

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Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

I made these, but they didn't have much of a lemon flavor. They were just good sugar cookies. Next time I will add maybe one more tbsp. of lemon juice and a little more lemon zest. I also made them in smaller batches.

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Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

these are delicious! I made them a little smaller than what the recipes says and I got over 2 doz. out of the recipe! Everyone that tried them really liked them!

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Reviewed Jul. 11, 2014

These cookies have a very nice flavor. They're soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside. I made regular-sized cookies (about 4 dozen) and baked each batch for 9 minutes. I also used 1/2 C butter and 1/2 C Crisco instead of 1 C butter.

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Reviewed Jul. 6, 2014

Such a nice twist to your basic sugar cookie. The lemon gives a nice fresh and summery taste. I will make them smaller next time so they are just a bite of summer.

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Reviewed Jul. 3, 2014

2 thumbs up from the very picky 14 yr. old boy! He loved them! I couldn't find coarse sugar at the grocery so I used the sugar toppings for cupcakes. The gold colored sugar made them sparkle! They were quite large so one cookie made the perfect sweet & fresh-tasting end to the meal!

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