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

How to Make Soft and Chewy Lemon Cookies

These delightful lemon cookies taste like summer sunshine.


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Lemon Blueberry Whoopie Pies

4 reviews

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

1 review

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

5 reviews

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


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 Cutouts

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

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....


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-Cream Sandwich Cookies

3 reviews

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


Easy Lemon Drop Cookies

4 reviews

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


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...


Lemon Cooler Cookies

8 reviews

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


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 Anise Biscotti

2 reviews

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


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,...


Almond Citrus Biscotti

2 reviews

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

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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 Oatmeal Sugar Cookies

18 reviews

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