Lemon Cookies

While these cookies are wonderful stand-alone cookies, this recipe is here only for me to use as the base for one of my cheesecake recipes.

Yield:  About 3 dozen cookies



  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Line 3-large cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.  Using an electric mixer, combine the butter, about 1-cup of the sugar, the lemon peel and juice until fluffy.
  3. Mix in the egg; add the flour, baking soda, salt and combine.
  4. Place the remaining 1/4-cup of sugar in a small bowl.  Roll heaping teaspoons of dough into balls, then roll in the sugar.  Place on the prepared cookie sheets a few inches apart.  Bake until golden around the edges, about 15 minutes.  Transfer the cookie sheets to racks to cool completely.