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Lemon Sugar Cookies | Bake to the roots

Lemon Sugar Cookies

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  • Author: Bake to the roots
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 20 1x


Delicious and easy to prepare sugar cookies with a nice lemon flavor. A refreshing little snack for summer.



For the cookies

  • 1/2 cup (120g) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (200g) sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. amaretto
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 1/4 cups (420g) all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) milk

For the glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups (200g) confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 13 tbsp. heavy cream
  • some lemon zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with baking parchment and set aside.
  2. Add the butter and sugar to a large bowl and mix until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one by one and mix well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract, amaretto and lemon juice and mix in. In a second bowl mix the flour with baking powder, salt, and lemon zest. Add in two portions alternating with the milk to the bowl and mix until just combined. Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to place dough balls on the baking sheet – keep enough space in between. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are firm but not browned. Take out of the oven and let cool down completely on a wire rack.
  3. For the glaze mix the confectioners’ sugar with the lemon juice. Gradually add the heavy cream until the consistency of the glaze is not too thick but also not too runny. Glaze the cookies and sprinkle with some lemon zest and let dry.


  • Enjoy baking!