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

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 Poppy Seed Cutouts

I love to package up these tart, tender cookies to share with friends! You could spread them with buttercream or...


Dipped Lemon Spritz

This refreshing cookies are sure to be a hit on your holiday cookie plate. The chocolate is sure to please...


Lemon Cream Cheese Spritz

We liven up ordinary spritz cookies with lemon extract and peel. Cream cheese makes every bite tasty and tender. —Taste...


Crisp Lemon Shortbread

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

Orange & Lemon Wafer Cookies

These light citrus cookies go so well with a cup of coffee or tea after a heavy holiday meal. —JoAnn...


Lemon Oatmeal Cookies

My grandmother always made these cookies for us for Christmas, and now I have inherited that task. I make them...

Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies

These soft cookies are definitely a comforting old-fashioned variety everyone will enjoy.


Lemon-Poppy Seed Cutout Cookies

Even though cake mix is one of the ingredients, I worked with the recipe until the cookies were fantastically crisp....


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...


Frosted Lemon-Ricotta Cookies

I work for a Special Education school and our students run their own catering business. Every time they make this...

Orange Marmalade Linzer Tarts

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


Lemony Coconut Macaroons

These chewy gems have refreshing lemon flavor. They freeze well and thaw easily in the fridge, so you can cure...


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 Thyme Icebox Cookies

I found this recipe at my grandmother's house, and I made it as soon as I got home. The lovely...

Lemon Curd Cookies

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


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...


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 Lover’s Cookies

This light cookie will melt in your mouth. They're sure to be a hit wherever you serve them—mine always are!—Virginia...


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-Butter Spritz Cookies

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

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Lemon Meringue Pie Cookies

Here's a way to have the refreshing flavor of lemon meringue pie in a hand-held cookie. The meringue base is...


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...


Slice ‘n’ Bake Lemon Gems

Rolled in colorful sprinkles, these melt-in-your-mouth cookies are pretty enough for a party. I make a lot of them for...


Lemony Bonbon Cookies

THIS recipe is from my Great Grandmother’s collection. When people try one, they ask for the recipe. I always make...


Lemon Meltaways

Both the cookie and the frosting are spiked with lemon in these melt-in-your-mouth goodies. Your family won't be able to...