Lemon Butter Cookies


Lemon Butter Cookies


Nothing says springtime like these lemon butter cookies.  With just a hint of lemon they are perfect dessert for a spring picnic or family barbecue.  This is a variation on my Toffee Butter Cookies.  These go together really fast and I think they disappear almost as quick.  If you’re a lemon fanatic like my oldest son, you could add another tablespoon of lemon zest.  He always says that everything could use a little more lemon.  

Lemon Butter Cookies

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 egg

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon lemon zest

Cooking Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, beat together with electric mixer,  butter and powdered sugar, add egg and lemon juice, beat until fluffy.  Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and lemon zest, beat at low speed until well combined.  Use a medium cookie scoop or a tablespoon full rounded into balls and place 2 inches apart on greased or lined cookie sheets.  Bake 10-12 minutes or until cookies are starting to brown on the edges.  Cool on cookie sheet for a couple of minutes, move to wire rack to finish cooling.



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