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 Rope Trees

    A holiday cookie platter just won't be complete without these scrumptious Christmas trees from our Test Kitchen! Firm and crispy with appealing lemon flavor, they're sure to disappear quickly!

    Pistachio Cream Cheese Cookies

    My son-in-law is a big fan of pistachios. He looks forward to these buttery cookies at holiday time, but I...


    Honey Lemon Cookies

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


    Lemon & Rosemary Butter Cookies

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


    Lemon Dreams

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

    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...


    Lemon Angel Wings

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


    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 Anise Biscotti

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


    Lemon Spritz

    My mother made the yummy tinted cookies at Christmastime, and she always baked a big batch. My sister, brothers and...


    Coconut Lemon Crisps

    We had these cookies at our wedding reception, where they brought smiles and compliments. They've become one of our anniversary...

    Lemon Ginger Cutouts

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


    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...


    Citrus Cookies

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


    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...


    Citrus Gingerbread Cookies

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


    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...


    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...