Crisp Lemon Sugar Cookies
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
Makesabout 6-1/2 dozen
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 2 teaspoons lemon extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- Additional sugar
- In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, milk and extracts. Combine the flour, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture.
- Shape into 1-in. balls or drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar.
- Bake at 400° for 9-11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Immediately remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts2 each: 96 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 87mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
Jul 7, 2019
While this was a crisp/tender (I know) cookie, I was disappointed that it didn't have a stronger lemon flavor. I too used 1 TBSP lemon extract, but also added 1/2 tsp lemonade powder. Used yellow sugar in place of white sugar. Continuing my quest for the perfect lemon cookie.
Sep 30, 2018
These are excellent.. I lowered the temperature to 375 and cooked longer for a very crisp cookie. Also added a tablespoon of lemon zest and an extra teaspoon of lemon extract. Very very good!
Feb 16, 2018
A very good, slightly lemony cookie. Per some of the comments below, I omitted the vanilla extract and used 3 teaspoons of lemon extract. I also added lemon zest to the dough. The yield is incorrect as the recipe only makes around 3 1/2 dozen using a cookie scoop, not the 6 1/2 dozen stated in the recipe.
Mar 29, 2017
These cookies are wonderful. I am always looking for lemon recipes to treat my Mother with. I admit... we are sharing this first batch! Next time I will double.
Dec 20, 2016
To everyone who wonders, Crisco makes a shortening with butter.
Dec 14, 2016
I made these cookies for the first time this morning. They are absolutely wonderful. The only thing I would comment on is I must have made mine bigger then the recipe called for, although we didn't think they were very large. I ended up with 33 cookies. I will double the recipe next time but they are very yummy and easy to make. I give them 5 stars.
Feb 24, 2016
Do you have to use butter flavored shortening??
Jan 5, 2016
Best Crisp Lemon Cookie I ever tasted. Made it following recipe, again without sugar topping, again with finely chopped pecans. All were first place winners.
Aug 17, 2015
These cookies are outstanding! Made the recipe exactly as written, but only yielded 3 dozen. This recipe is definitely a keeper!
May 6, 2015
These are absolutely heavenly!They are lemony and crisp with a sugar ,topping and you couldn't ask for more in a lemon cookie!Nancy Foust (_nlfPA)Field Editor PA