Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

I make the cookies with this good recipe that maybe you would like to try:


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Bring lemon juice to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat; cook until reduced by half.
  3. Add in 1/2 cup butter and stir until melted.
  4. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.
  5. Cream remaining butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  6. Add egg and lemon butter.
  7. Mix until pale, about 3 minutes.
  8. Mix in vanilla.
  9. Add in flour and mix well.
  10. Form 1-1/2" balls and drop them onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper.
  11. Bake until lightly browned, 12-15 minutes.
  12. Cool on rack and store in airtight container, (if they last that long!).
Most Helpful

The lemon flavor was nice, but these never got crispy for me. They spread out quite a bit, but remained soft in the middle, even after the edges had browned. I liked the idea of using reduced lemon juice instead of lemon extract--I'll use that again on a different recipe.

Meghan O January 27, 2016