Lemon Cookie Recipes

Take a bite out of these sweet and tart lemon cookie recipes. We have ideas for lemon crinkle cookies, healthy lemon cookies, Italian lemon cookies and more.

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Ginger-Macadamia Nut Snowballs

You’ll go nuts over these ginger-spiced cookies, made with love and coated
with sweet confectioners’ sugar to look like snow. —Jenny Humphries, Ocean View, Hawaii

Lemon Pepper Biscotti

Flavored with a zesty combination of black pepper, garlic, lemon and Parmesan cheese, these crisp, savory "cookies" - a fun...


Crisp Lemon Cookies

These light, citrus cookies are a nice change of pace from typical Christmas cookies. Melted vanilla chips drizzled over the...


Citrus Almond Cookies

These frosted goodies were a "must" every Christmas in my Italian mother's family. I think the blend of milk chocolate,...


Cranberry Lemon Sandwiches

I bake cookies all year long, so my friends and family call me the "Cookie Lady"! Whenever I bake these...

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Hazelnut Yule Logs

Besides being irresistibly nutty, these travel well and are a snap to make! — Barbara Burge, Los Gatos, California


Snow Angel Cookies

Get a little snow at the holidays, no matter where you are. Head to the kitchen and bake a batch...

Lemon Rope Trees

A holiday cookie platter just won't be complete without these scrumptious Christmas trees from our Test Kitchen! Firm and crispy...


Citrus Nut Biscotti

I lived in Italy for over seven years and started every morning meal with biscotti. This version features walnuts and...


Gingerbread Cookies with Lemon Frosting

When I spread these spicy gingerbread rounds with my lemony cream cheese frosting, I knew I had a hit. Cardamom...


Lemon Anise Biscotti

“With the growing popularity of gourmet coffees, cappuccino and espresso,” Carrie Sherrill notes in Forestville, Wisconsin, “I’m finding lots of...

Lemon Ginger Cutouts

I bake these cutouts for Thanksgiving and Christmas, then decorate them in the colors of the season. If I run...


Lemon Stars

These light little cookies have a light, crunchy texture and a citrusy zing. Try stars for the Christmas season and...


Lemon Pecan Slices

These attractive morsels are my daughter's favorite. The lemon glaze pairs well with the delicate nut-topped cookie.
—Melissa Branning,...


Lemony Coconut Bars

These lemony and chewy bars make a refreshing addition to the holiday cookie tray. Try lime juice and zest for...


Lemon Crisp Cookies

These quick-to-fix treats are a snap to make using a boxed cake mix. The sunny yellow color, big lemon flavor...

Lemon Curd Cookies

I've made these cookies for years. I like to give them out to family and friends. —Carole Vogel, Allison Park,...


Italian Lemon Cookies

Christmas wouldn't be the same without my grandmother's cookies. A plate full of these light and zesty cookies is divine!—Elisabeth...


Lemon Drop Cookies

After we'd visited at her house, my sister sent a "care" package for the trip home. Tucked inside were these...


Lemon Tea Cookies

These sandwich cookies taste rich and buttery and have a lovely lemon filling. The recipe has been in our family...


Giant Lemon Sugar Cookies

These wonderfully chewy cookies have a light lemon flavor from both the juice and zest. The sanding sugar on top...


Lemon & Rosemary Shortbread Cookies

Lemon and rosemary make these luscious treats a sweet surprise for a few friends. —Malorie Harris, Wildomar, California


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...


Crisp Lemon Shortbread

Fresh juice and zest pair up to give my buttery cookies a lemony pop. Sprinkle sugar on top for extra...

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Crisp Lemon Tea Cookies

Almost as much fun to eat as they are to decorate, these lemony cookies are the perfect backdrop for baking...


Lemon-Butter Spritz Cookies

This recipe makes a lot of terrific cookies! It's great for Christmas when all the kids and grandkids visit. They...


Lemon-Lime Butter Cookies

I was looking for a light cookie that would freeze and travel well and couldn't find one, so I created...


Orange Marmalade Linzer Tarts

These little cutout tarts are almost too pretty to eat! The golden sandwich cookies dusted with confectioners’ sugar reveal a...


Lemon-on-Lemon Iced Cookies

I collect recipes from all over the world, and when I find a great one, it goes in a binder...


Lemon Poppy Seed Shortbread

Grace Yaskovic from Branchville, New Jersey picks poppy seeds to perk up her lemony cookies. "A sprinkling of sugar adds...