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lemon sugar cookies

Lemon Sugar Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 22 Cookies
Author Heather


  • mixing bowl
  • mixing spoon
  • cookie sheets


  • 8 tablespoons butter melted (1 stick)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar plus an additional 1/4 cup for rolling
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice juice from 1 large, well squeezed lemon
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest zest from 1 large lemon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease or line 2 cookie sheets with parchment.
  • In a large mixing bowl, melt butter. Add in vegetable oil and 1 1/2 cups sugar. Stir to combine.
  • Zest lemon into the mixing bowl. Then cut and squeeze the lemon juice into the bowl taking care not to let any seeds fall in. Stir to combine.
  • Add in baking soda, baking powder and flour. Stir to combine. Dough will be soft.
  • In a separate small bowl, add 1/4 granulated sugar (or sanding sugar if you have it).
  • Scoop dough by the tablespoonful and roll into a ball. Roll the dough ball in the sugar and place on cookie sheet.
  • Once your cookie sheet is full, bake cookies at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes. You want them to puff up but not get super brown on the bottom or they will be crunchy when cooled.