… from the California Kitchen
How you doin’? When you are in a “lemony” mood, here is the perfect melt-in-your-mouth Lemon Cookie. If you love the freshness of tart lemons, then you’re going to love these cookies. They’re light and easy to make. With or without a tasty lemon glaze, they are sure to satisfy any lemon lover!
This cookie is very close to the original Girl Scout cookie from nearly 80 years ago.
In 2020, Savannah Smiles, the powder sugar-dusted lemon cookies that were brought back in 2012, were retired by Girl Scouts of America and replaced by a new lemon cookie—Lemon-Ups. The Girl Scouts organization works closely with its licensed bakers to replace cookies and bring new ones on to the market based on sales, flavor trends, and consumer preferences. Now you can try the lemon cookie that started all the fuss.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 10 minutes
Added time: 5 minutes
Yield: 24 cookies
For the cookies
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
For the lemon glaze
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (strained)
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1-1/2 tablespoons lemon zest
To make the lemon cookies
Chefs Secret: For best results, when making the cookie dough, add the granulated sugar after you’ve already creamed the butter.
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