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Lemon Sugar Cookies

This sugar cookie recipe is quick and easy to make, and the results are super delicious!

—Recipes by Chef Steph


  • 2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar, plus more for rolling
  • 1/4 c. packed brown sugar
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 large egg, plus 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  2. In another large bowl using a hand mixer, beat together butter, sugars, and lemon zest.
  3. Add egg and yolk and beat until combined. Scrape down sides then add lemon juice.
  4. Add dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until well chilled, at least 2 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment and place sugar in a small bowl.
  6. Using a large cookie scoop, about 3 tablespoons, scoop dough and roll in sugar. Place on baking sheet 2” apart.
  7. Bake until edges are just set and middles are still soft, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets.
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