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Chewy Lemon Cookies stacked on white background

Chewy Lemon Cookies

Extra chewy, these thin cookies are bursting with lemon flavor. You will devour these Chewy Lemon Cookies. Filled with white chocolate chips. Perfect for those who don't want a chocolate cookie! 

  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 22 medium size cookies 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 1/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 small box lemon pudding
  • 14 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • Zest of one small lemon
  • Juice of one small lemon
  • Optional: 3/4 cup White Chocolate Chips


  1. Whisk the flour, baking soda, salt and pudding mix together and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 3-4 minutes. Add in lemon extract then egg and egg yolk mix until fully combined, about 3 minutes. Add in zest and juice of lemon, mix until fully combined, mixture will be wet.
  3. Mix in the flour mixture until fully combined. Fold in white chocolate chips if using.
  4. Either cover with plastic wrap and chill in bowl inside the fridge for 2 hours or scoop out the balls and place on a flat sheet, cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours. ( I prefer scooping the dough out before chilling)
  5. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with a silpt liner, if using. If you have already scoped the dough then just place dough balls on sheet or roll out dough into 3 tbsp size balls. I use a cookie scoop to create uniform cookies. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Mine baked for 11 minutes exactly, you want the dough to be set but still shiny, this creates a chewier soft cookie. Cook longer if you like a more crunchy cookie. Store in an airtight container.


I originally made some cookies with the white chocolate chips but I prefer the cookies without the white chocolate chips.

  • Author: Elizabeth Waterson I Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 11 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: lemon and white chocolate recipes, lemon cookie recipes

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