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5 from 2 votes

Servings: 36
Calories: 127kcal


  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 2 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 1 TBS lemon zest
  • 4-5 drops yellow food coloring (optional)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 cups flour (scoop and level to measure)
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl for about two minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the eggs, vanilla extract, lemon extract, lemon juice and lemon zest and stir together till combined. Add in the food coloring if using.
  • Add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir till You have a nice soft dough.
  • Spread the powdered sugar onto a powdered plate.
  • Scoop the dough into 1 1/2 TBS sized scoops and roll into balls.
  • Roll the cookie balls into the powdered sugar and place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or a liner.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes until the cookies are set and the top is no longer shiny. They may look a little under done.
  • Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes then remove to a cooling rack to continue cooling.


Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg