Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe

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These are my favorite sugar cookies. The lemon adds a unique flavor. They sure are good with coffee when company comes. —Eula Forbes, Wagoner, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:66 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 66 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract
  • 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Additional sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 106 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 49 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugars and oil until blended. Beat in eggs and extract. Combine flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; stir into butter mixture (dough will be stiff).
  2. Roll into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press with bottom of a glass dipped in water, then in sugar. Bake 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Yield: about 11 dozen.
Originally published as Lemon Sugar Cookies in Country Extra March 1995, p47

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 106 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 49 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

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

Reviews for Lemon Sugar Cookies

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Reviewed Jun. 12, 2014

"I made these today and only got 7dozen. Added zest from 1 lemon and they still did not not taste lemony at all."

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Reviewed May. 10, 2014

"I have made these cookies for years. Only I put Almond (pure) flavoring in mine. I am going to try it with lemon next time however. Love them.....and it's a very OLD recipe which surprized me."

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Reviewed Jun. 30, 2013

"I took the reviews suggestions and added like a 1/2 tsp more lemon extract.I also just did drop cookies with them and made a lemon glaze to put on them with confectioners sugar,milk and lemon extract instead of the sugar,they were soooo delicious !!!!!"

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Reviewed Apr. 11, 2013

"I don't know if its because I beat the dough a lot or what but these just melt in your mouth! Maybe use lemon juice instead of water for the sugar dip."

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Reviewed Mar. 24, 2013

"These are my 'go to cookie' ! Easy and fast. Everyone loves them. They are great when you have to take a bunch of cookies to a function or as a Thank You."

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