The photo of the "Lemon Sugar Cookies" in Sarah Kieffer's 100 Cookies shows an orderly stack of identical, wide, flat, elegantly thin cookies. The picture alone would have convinced me to try the recipe even if I didn't love lemon.
This is a straightforward drop cookie. You cream softened butter with sugar and lemon zest until light and fluffy; add an egg, egg yolk, lemon extract, and vanilla extract; and mix in the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt). You form the cookies (I made my cookies smaller than suggested, using a #30 scoop to get 44 cookies from a batch); roll each cookie in a mixture of sugar and lemon zest; and flatten the cookies before baking.
Recipe: "Lemon Sugar Cookies" from 100 Cookies by Sarah Kieffer.
- "Lavish Us with Lemon: Sam's Glazed Lavish Lemon Cookies," March 4, 2012.
- "Like a Snickerdoodle in New Clothes: Giant Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies," May 27, 2011.