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Mom’s Lemon Sugar Cookies

These tender, soft sugar cookies have just a hint of lemon. If you like more lemon flavor, go ahead and kick it up a notch. It's also fantastic made with orange instead. —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. per batch
  • Makes
    about 5 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk

Directions

  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon zest and extract. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375°. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake until lightly browned, 7-10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 88 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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