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

How to Make Soft and Chewy Lemon Cookies

These delightful lemon cookies taste like summer sunshine.


31 Lemon Cookies for Lemon Lovers Only

Indulge in tart and tang when you bite into one of these lemon cookies. They're sure to satisfy any lemon...


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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...


Air-Fryer Lemon Slice Sugar Cookies

Here's a refreshing variation of my grandmother's sugar cookie recipe. Lemon pudding mix and icing add a subtle tartness that...

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...


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...


Lemon Snowballs Cookie

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

Lemon Cutouts

My grandmother passed away when I was 5 years old, so I treasure this recipe of hers. Grated lemon peel...


Lemon Cooler Cookies

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


Citrus-Scented Geranium Cookies

Geraniums are one of my favorite flowers. Not only are they beautiful garden accents, but they can enhance any culinary...


Lemon Pepper Biscotti

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


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...


Lemon-Cream Sandwich Cookies

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


Lemon-Lime Crackle Cookies

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


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...


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...


Almond Citrus Biscotti

"Often, I'll package some of my home-baked biscotti with a mug and a special blend of coffee to give as...


Lemon Rope Trees

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