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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Lavender and Lemon Biscochitos

1 review

Biscochitos are the state cookie for our home state of New Mexico. They are traditionally made with anise seeds, but I substituted lavender and lemon in this biscochitos recipe. The result is intriguing and delicious! I have also made these with lemon and dried thyme and they were scrumptious. —Marla Clark, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Lemon Shortbread Trees

1 review

Here's a fun holiday recipe children can help with. And no cookie cutters are needed! I just shape the dough...


Crisp Lemon Cookies

23 reviews

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


Hawaiian Dream Cookies

1 review

These cookies are lovely as they are, but I'll sometimes use a light-colored sanding sugar for the top: First, lightly...


Lemon Snowballs Cookie

15 reviews

These crunchy little cookies are great for a light dessert. The bright taste of lemon makes them a winner!

Lemon Pepper Biscotti

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


Lemon-Lime Crackle Cookies

1 review

You can taste the spirit of Christmases past in these chewy old-time cookies with their crackle tops and lemony flavor....

Lemon-Cream Sandwich Cookies

3 reviews

A light lemon filling sandwiched between flaky butter cookies makes these a perfect accompaniment to hot tea or coffee.


Citrus Almond Cookies

2 reviews

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


Lemon Pistachio Wreaths

I have made these fun and festive wreaths for the past few years. The zest from the lemon and crunch...


Holiday Sugar Cookies

2 reviews

I add a hint of lemon to these delightful sugar cookies. For make-ahead convenience, freeze the dough up to three...

Citrus Nut Biscotti

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


Lemon Angel Wings

9 reviews

The light lemony flavor of these angel wings is wonderful and very impressive. They are quite showy on a cookie...


German Christmas Cookies

4 reviews

This little spice cookie tastes very European and is similar to Pfeffernüsse or “peppernut.” We make ours with cozy spices,...


Lemon Rope Trees

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


Lemon Ginger Snowballs

Want an elegant treat for guests? Buttery dough is a delectable backdrop for the bold lemon, ginger and macadamia flavors...

Lemon Slice Sugar Cookies

1 review

These lemon slice cookies are a refreshing variation of my grandmother's sugar cookies. Lemon pudding mix and icing add a...


Dipped Sandwich Cookies

6 reviews

With a lemon filling and chocolate coating, these buttery sandwich cookies are often requested at my house, particularly for special...


Snow Angel Cookies

1 review

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


Lemon Pecan Slices

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


Homemade Lemon Sugar Cookies

3 reviews

These light cookies are crisp on the outside and soft inside, making it hard to eat just one! I most...


Lemon Stars

18 reviews

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


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Hazelnut Yule Logs

6 reviews

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


Cranberry Lemon Sandwiches

3 reviews

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

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Lemon Ginger Cutouts

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


Lemon Pirouettes

When you've had your fill of chocolate, indulge in one of these refreshing and dainty pirouettes. White candy coating and...


Chocolate-Dipped Lemon Cookies

I make these light and tasty cookies every holiday season and everybody finds them irresistible. I love to dip the...


Lemon & Rosemary Butter Cookies

3 reviews

Cooling lemon and aromatic rosemary make these butter cookies stand out at the holidays. I use them to punch up...


Lemon-Rosemary Cutout Trees

I recommend serving these cookies with tea. They're not too sweet and the lemon and rosemary pair well with a...


Lemon Cornmeal Cookies

Anything lemon makes my day brighter and these soft cookies have a fabulous lemon aroma and a subtle lemon flavor....