Lemon Butter Cookies

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon extract
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting

  1. Preheat oven to 300˚F 
  2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Beat in the egg.
  4. Add lemon flavor  and lemon juice.
  5. Gradually mix in the flour until incorporated.
  6. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on a baking sheet 
  7. Using the tines of a fork, cross marks in the cookies to slightly flatten them (like my butter cookie recipe).
  8. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set on top and slightly golden on bottom.
  9. Transfer to cooling rack and immediately dust with powdered sugar (sugar will melt into cookies from the remaining heat).
  10. Once completely cool, dust cookies again with powdered sugar.