Old-Fashioned Lemon Sugar Cookies

Recipe by Chef #585258
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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
SERVES: 24
YIELD: 48 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Sift flour, baking soda, and salt into a bowl and set aside.
  • Put sugars and lemon zest in the bowl of an electric mixer (paddle attachment if available) and mix at medium speed for about 30 seconds (until well blended).
  • Add butter, mix at medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Mix in eggs, one at a time, at medium speed, then add lemon juice and continue mixing at medium speed for about 30 seconds.
  • Reduce speed and gradually add flour mixture. Mix until just combined.
  • Chill mixture for at least 15 minutes.
  • Drop cookie dough onto non-stick cookie sheets spaced 2 inches apart.
  • Place remaining cookie mixture in refrigerator and cookie sheet(s) in freeze for 15 minutes.
  • Using the flat bottom of a drinking glass, press the cookies till about 1/2 inch thick.
  • If desired, sprinkle cookies with sanding sugar and brush lightly with wet pastry brush. Sprinkle with more sanding sugar to taste.
  • Return to freezer for approximately 5 minutes.
  • Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.
  • Let cool on sheets for 3 minutes and transfer cookies to cookie rack and cool.
  • Repeat from step 8 till cookie mixture is depleted.
  • Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.
  • Finished cookies should weigh just about 21 grams and measure about 3 1/4 inches in diameter.
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