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.