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Frosted Lemon Sugar Cookies

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These sweet and zesty Frosted Lemon Sugar Cookies are the perfect Spring treat! Each one consists of a melt-in-your-mouth lemon sugar cookie, topped with a fluffy lemon cream cheese frosting! Lastly, each one is topped with a sprinkle of lemon sugar and pearl sprinkles.


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For Lemon Cookies:

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 Tbsp. cornstarch

1 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

3/4 cup melted butter, cooled

1 cup white sugar

2 Tbsp. lemon zest

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 large egg + 1 egg yolk

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 tsp. lemon extract

For Lemon Cream Cheese Buttercream:

1/2 cup butter, softened

1/4 cup cream cheese, softened

2 + 1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 Tbsp. milk

For Lemon Sugar:

2 Tbsp. white sugar

2 Tbsp. lemon zest


1. To a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 2 Tbsp. cornstarch, 1 tsp. baking soda, and 1/4 tsp. salt. Set that aside.

2. To a large bowl, add in 3/4 cup melted and cooled butter, 1 cup white sugar, 2 Tbsp. lemon zest, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, and 1/2 tsp. lemon extract. Whisk that until combined.

3. Using a spatula, add in the dry ingredients and fold that in until everyone is combined and it forms into a dough.

4. Scoop the dough out onto a lined baking pan, and bake at 350F for 12 minutes, or until lightly golden. Let the cookies cool, while making the buttercream.

5. To a small bowl, with an electric hand mixer, beat together 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 /4 cup softened cream cheese, 2 + 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 2 Tbsp. lemon juice, and 1 Tbsp. milk. Beat that until the buttercream is smooth and fully combined.

6. Frost the cooled cookies with the buttercream, then mix together 2 Tbsp. white sugar, and 2 Tbsp. lemon zest. This is the lemon sugar. Top your cookies with the lemon sugar, and some optional sprinkles.

7. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 10 mins.
  • Cook Time: 12 mins.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 cookies
  • Calories: 350