Lemon Crisp Cookies

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by graciethebaker

I received this cookie in a cookie swap this year. These were my favorites of the bunch! I haven't tried these yet, but I think that I will refrigerate the dough and make them into balls. Just to get a more "perfect" looking cookie.

Top Review by kathygok

I just made this recipe and loved the results. I added fresh copped lemon thyme leaves from the garden as I am taking them to a plant exchange and thought this would be a nice touch. They are sweet, very lemony, crisp with light brown edges and with the additional thyme leaves, have a very mild flavor of thyme -just what I was hoping for. They came out perfectly round just dropping the dough from a spoon onto the cookie sheet. When making them again, I will lightly grease the cookie sheet or use parchment as they did not just slide right off the pan when done.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add egg, lemon zest, juice, vanilla and beat again.
  4. In Separate bowl, Sift together Baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet in two batches, until just blended.
  6. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  7. Sprinkle with colored sugar.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are lightly browned.
  9. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute then move to a cooling rack.

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