Thursday, August 30, 2012

Chewy Lemon Cookies

I've been wanting to share this delicious recipe for awhile now.  As lemons appear to be in season all year round in Sicily (unlike blood oranges, much to my chagrin!), these cookies make both a light summer treat or a refreshing sweet on a cold January day.  They were a big hit in our house.  Enjoy!

Chewy Lemon Cookies
found via Hooray Blog

Makes 24-36 cookies.


  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of one large lemon
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar for rolling cookies
  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • In a larger bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla, lemon zest and juice.
  • Add in dry ingredients, beating until just combined. Roll rounded spoonfuls of dough into balls and then roll in sugar. Place on lined cookie sheets, about 1 or 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. (Mine needed just 8 minutes; they were not yet golden but I wanted them still pale and tender.) Remove from oven and let stand on cookie sheet for 2 minutes before removing to cook on wire racks.


  1. chewy cookies are the best. i can't abide the crunchy ones.

  2. i wish i could have enjoyed them chewy...

  3. mmmm...makes my mouth water to think of them. i'd like to make them!

  4. Yum! These look delicious. :) I love all things lemon.

  5. Hey Becca. I'm a friend of Abi's and love reading about your little family. I just made these cookies and they were a huge hit! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Still praying for you and your family.

  6. Glad you liked them, Lindsay! They're a good recipe to have on hand. Thanks for your prayers; we need and greatly appreciate them.

  7. Thanks for passing on your lemon recipe! It looks delicious!


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