Chewy Lemon Cookie Recipe

Chewy Lemon Cookies

  • Author: Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 11
  • Total Time: 3 Hours 21 Minutes
  • Yield: 2.5 Dozen Cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Fresh Lemon Juice, Fresh Lemon Zest, and Lemon Extract make these Chewy Lemon Cookies bursting full of lemon flavor. You will love this lemon crinkle cookie recipe.



  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temp.
  • 1 large egg yolk, at room temp.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp lemon extract
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup powdered sugar for dunking cookies


  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat butter for 1 minute. Add in granulated sugar, mix until combined then beat for an additional minute. Add in egg and yolk and beat for 3 minutes. Add in vanilla and lemon extracts, fresh lemon juice and zest. Continue mixing until fully incorporated.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, salt, cornstarch, baking powder and baking soda.
  3. Slowly add dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Chill dough for at least 3 hours or up to 4 days.
  4. Using a cookie scoop place 2tsp of dough roll together then dunk in powdered sugar. Place on a baking sheet at 325 for 9-11 minutes until cookies are just set. Set the cookie sheet on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Store cookies in an air tight container for up to 3 days.

Keywords: lemon recipes, crinkle cookies recipe

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