Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 6 mins

The BEST soft sugar cookies I ever tasted! I brought these to work and got lots of compliments! I love the lemon flavor. The recipe was given to me by my student's Mom.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In large bowl, cream butter, oil and sugars.
  3. Beat in eggs, vanilla and dry pudding mix.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, tartar and soda.
  5. Gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  6. Roll a tablespoonful of dough into a ball and roll into sugar.
  7. Place each ball of dough on ungreased cookie sheet at least 2-inches apart.
  8. Flatten with glass bottom, dipped in sugar.
  9. Bake for 6-7 minutes.
  10. Don't over bake.
Most Helpful

I've been using this recipe for 5 years or more and don't know how I missed writing a review. Everyone loves these cookies when I make them. They are great as is, but I like a lot of lemon flavor so I add 1/2 tsp of lemon extract and 2 tsps of lemon zest to the dough and then ice them with a lemon glaze made with powdered sugar, lemon zest and fresh lemon juice. Either way, they are the best lemon cookies. Thank you for posting this yummy recipe....

5 5

These are heavenly! Soft and with just the right amount of lemon! I will be making these lots I'm sure and I'm going to experiment with different puddings too! I did get more than 60 cookies but less than the 600 listed....LOL Thanks!

5 5

Love these. They are wonderful with a cup of tea. Thank you so much!