Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe came from the Knoxville News-Sentinel, from a recipe sharing column. These cookies are similar to the ones sold at Ham 'n Goodys, a favorite local eatery. Ham 'n Goodys' lemon cookies are famous in Knoxville.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift flour, baking powder and soda into large bowl.
  2. Beat butter and sugar.
  3. Gradually add dry ingredients and lemon juice to sugar mixture.
  4. Chill dough 1 hour.
  5. On floured surface, roll half of dough to 1/8-inch thickness.
  6. Cut cookies out.
  7. Place on ungreased baking sheets and bake at 400 degrees for 7-9 minutes.
  8. Glaze:.
  9. Mix sugar and lemon juice together.
  10. Once cookies have cooled, top with glaze.
  11. Let set before eating.
Most Helpful

Not the same as Ham N Goody's. They were to cake like. Ham N Goody's is a thin, dense cookie with a little saltiness to it. The baking soda and baking powder made them bitter and rise to much.

jk6714jk July 02, 2013

NOT Ham and Goody's! These are not very tasty ! Similar to cardboard!

muffy3461 February 09, 2016

Okay, but not even close to the same texture or flavor as Ham 'N Goody's lemon cookies. Too tart & cake-like for me & I even used less lemon juice than the recipe called for.

stephlmanson July 17, 2014