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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Lemon Blueberry Whoopie Pies

These whoopie pies are soft, cakey cookies studded with tart, juicy blueberries and filled with tangy cream cheese frosting. I take them to family and school events and they are always the first thing gone! Be sure to continually scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula while making the batter and frosting. —Kathy Martino, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Lemon Shortbread Trees

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


Lemon Nut Star Cookies

Family and friends will say "Hooray!" when they see these star-spangled cookies from our Test Kitchen. Make these treats throughout...


Lemon Pistachio Wreaths

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


Hawaiian Dream Cookies

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

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


Lemon Cooler Cookies

Baking soda helps brown these crisp, lemony shortbread-like goodies that were created by our Test Kitchen staff.

Holiday Sugar Cookies

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


Crisp Lemon Cookies

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


Easy Lemon Drop Cookies

No one would suspect that these adorable, glazed cookies are low in fat. Jalayne Luckett bakes up the cute citrus...


Cranberry Lemon Sandwiches

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

Lemon Ginger Snowballs

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


Lemon Thins

These irresistible thins have a tart lemon taste and crisp texture. To create a simple but special dessert, place some...


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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 Oatmeal Sugar Cookies

This is an especially fun recipe to make with kids because they can roll the dough into balls and flatten...

Iced Coconut-Orange Cookies

These cookies are the favorite of my grandchildren. I make them every Christmas and they disappear as fast as I...


Lemon & Rosemary Butter Cookies

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


German Christmas Cookies

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


Lemon Snowdrops

I save my snowdrop cookies for special occasions. The crunchy, buttery sandwich cookie has a puckery lemon filling. —Bernice Martinoni,...


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 Shortbreads

Every year my mom and I collect cookie recipes we want to try and then get together in early December...


Lemon Raisin Filled Cookies

My mother-in-law gave me the recipe for these soft and moist cookies 38 years ago, and they've been a family...

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Special Occasion Cutout Cookies

This is a old family cookie recipe; after many years, I have yet to find another one as good. I've...


Lemon Butter Spritz

Field editor Iola Egle of Bella Vista, Arkansas is a veteran baker who counts this lemony spritz variation among her...


Iced Honey Lemon Cookies

Grated lemon peel in the batter and on the icing of these soft cake-like cookies gives them their fresh citrus...


Lemon Cornmeal Cookies

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


Dipped Sandwich Cookies

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


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...