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Homemade Lemon Sugar Cookies

These light cookies are crisp on the outside and soft inside, making it hard to eat just one! I most often bake them for Christmas and Valentine's Day.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    about 13 dozen

Ingredients

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon juice, cream and lemon zest. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters dipped in flour. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 108 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 75mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • sstetzel
    Feb 25, 2016

    kdcannon the recipe calls for butter not shortening. Hope that helps clear things up.Susan StetzelOnline Community ManagerTaste of Home Magazine

  • kdcannon
    Feb 24, 2016

    Do you have to use butter flavored shortening??

  • kandykiss
    Jan 29, 2012

    they were great!!!

  • Blazingbangs
    Dec 7, 2009

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