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Frosted Lemon Sugar Cookies

The addition of lemon juice and lemon zest to these Frosted Lemon Sugar Cookies is like enjoying a tall glass of lemonade on a warm summer day!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Frosted Lemon Sugar Cookies
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Leigh Anne


  • 2 ½ c all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ c granulated sugar
  • 1 c butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp freshly grated lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • ½ c butter
  • 3 c powdered sugar
  • ¼ c lemon juice
  • milk enjoy to make a good spreading consistency


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Add in eggs, lemon zest and juice.
  • Add in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Mix until incorporated and smooth.
  • Spoon dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, putting cookies 2 inches apart. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until edges begin to brown.
  • Mix together frosting ingredients and beat until smooth and a good spreading consistency.
  • Allow cookies to cool and then frost.


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.5mg