Lemon Sugar Cookies

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Color Guard Mom

I adopted this recipe in 9/2006. The name alone was enough to get my attention as I love lemon. These have a VERY subtle lemon taste - they more like a sugar cookie actually.

Top Review by Barbasol

This dough if very easy to prepare and very easy to work with. The cookies are soft and chewy, even though they are very thin. In fact, that is my only complaint, I searched for a "cut" crystal glass to flatten then, putting a beautiful design in them, and the design baked out when the cookie flattened. But it doesn't matter in my family, they prefer taste over presentation, and these are a delicious butter cookie. Thanks Meanie!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add sour cream; blend well.
  3. Add vanilla and lemon juice or extract.
  4. Add dry ingredients.
  5. Chill 3 to 4 hours.
  6. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  7. Grease cookie sheets.
  8. Shape dough into small balls and roll in extra sugar.
  9. Flatten balls using the bottom of a glass after arranging on cookie sheets.
  10. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

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