Confession, these are not a healthier cookie option… necessarily. I was seriously craving some lemon cookies and I came up with this recipe after messing around with one I found online. Lets just say my recipe is way better and actually contains real lemons. I understand using bottled lemon juice and lemon extract, but it’s so much better using fresh squeezed lemon juice and zest.
1-3/4 cup all purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp lemon zest (about two lemons)
1 stick of butter at room temperature
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs at room temperature
3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
1/2 cup of powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix dry ingredients together. Add in lemon zest and mix.
Cream together butter and sugar using stand mixer.
Add eggs, vanilla, and lemon juice to creamed butter and sugar.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
Place powdered sugar in a small bowl.
Scoop dough into small balls (really it’s up to you how small or large you would like your cookies to be) place cookie dough into powdered sugar and roll.
Place cookie dough on to cookie sheet and bake 12-14 minutes or until cookies are puffed and the bottoms are just golden.