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 Cutouts

My grandmother passed away when I was 5 years old, so I treasure this recipe of hers. Grated lemon peel adds a refreshing flavor that makes these cookies stand out from other butter cookies.

Lemon-Cream Sandwich Cookies

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


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

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


Lemon Angel Wings

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

Lemon Slice Sugar Cookies

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


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...


Homemade Lemon Sugar Cookies

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


Lemon Stars

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


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 Cutouts

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


Honey Lemon Cookies

Pat Habiger of Spearville, Kansas brought home a blue ribbon from the state fair with these delightful cookies flavored with...


Lemon Dreams

A buttery cookie with a luscious lemon filling is simply hard to resist. Every time I serve these elegant cookies,...


Citrus Gingerbread Cookies

Orange and lemon zest give gingerbread cutouts a refreshing twist. Brushing a honey glaze over the top adds a subtle...


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 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...


Lemon Shortbreads

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


Lemon Snowdrops

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


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...


Citrus Cookies

Dress up convenient refrigerated cookie dough to create these sweet treats. The orange and lemon cookies taste like the sunny...


Lemon Thins

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


Lemon Leaves

Sugar, chopped pistachios and lemon peel sprinkled on top of these cookies make them extra special. Feel free to use...


Lemon Poppy Seed Cutouts

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

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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....


Orange Marmalade Linzer Tarts

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


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 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...