Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies
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The perfect Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 2 dozen
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Zest
  • 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1¼ Cup Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Lemon Extract
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Cup Butter (unsalted and at room temperature)
  1. Do not preheat oven as you will need to chill dough for 2 -4 hours once made.
  2. In a medium size bowl whisk together all flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using an electric mixer or Kitchen Aid Stand, mix together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in lemon zest, lemon juice, lemon extract and vanilla extract until combined.
  4. Add egg and mix.
  5. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and mix until even. Do not over mix.
  6. Mold into a large ball and cover in plastic wrap.
  7. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours or overnight.
  8. Once your dough is chilled, preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
  9. Scoop chilled dough into balls and roll in the remaining sugar.
  10. Place on ungreased baking sheet.
  11. Bake 9-13 minutes. Cookies will set as they cool.
  12. Wait 5 minutes for cookies to set and transfer to a baking rack to further cool.
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