Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

I invented this recipe just after my 14th birthday. I made them for my dad because he loves lemon desserts. If you really love lemon flavor, I advise you add more lemon extract because the flavor bakes out rather than in. The extra teaspoon of milk is only if you want thinner dough, but I usually omit the milk.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar.
  3. Beat in egg.
  4. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl and gradually add to butter mixture.
  5. Mix in lemon extract, juice, and optional zest.
  6. Stir in milk if needed.
  7. Bake on baking sheets lightly coated with nonstick spray for 9-11 minutes (do not overbake).
  8. Allow to cool on wire racks for about 5 minutes.
Most Helpful

5 5

Very simple recipe. Love the crispy golden brown edges and the soft chewy center!