How To Make Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies
These lemon cookies are sweet and perfectly chewy. On top of that, they’re also infused with some fresh lemon juice for that perfect level of tartness.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt for 30 seconds, set aside.
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together butter, shortening, granulated sugar and lemon zest until pale and fluffy. Mix in egg.
Add honey, lemon extract, vanilla, fresh lemon juice and yellow food coloring to reach desired intensity of color (if using) and mix until combined. With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix until well blended.
Place coarse sanding sugar in a bowl then scoop the dough out about 2 tablespoons at a time. Roll each one in the coarse sugar to evenly coat.
Transfer parchment paper-lined baking sheets, flatten slightly to about ⅔ inch and bake in preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet for 1 minute then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Calories: 150.05kcal
- Fat: 6.00g
- Saturated Fat: 3.04g
- Trans Fat: 0.38g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 1.82g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.71g
- Carbohydrates: 22.86g
- Fiber: 0.36g
- Sugar: 13.20g
- Protein: 1.59g
- Cholesterol: 18.70mg
- Sodium: 83.88mg
- Calcium: 19.45mg
- Potassium: 19.50mg
- Iron: 0.65mg
- Vitamin A: 37.24µg
- Vitamin C: 0.58mg
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