Soft Lemon Cookies {The Softest Cookies You’ll Ever Make}

Soft Lemon Cookies {The Softest Cookies You’ll Ever Make}

Just in time for a nice spring picnic. These Soft Lemon Cookies will be the perfect complement to a nice, cold glass of iced tea or a cold glass of milk. Sweet, tart, and perfectly delicious.

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Soft Lemon Cookies Recipe

The perfect cookies for lemon lovers. I honestly think that these Lemon Cookies are the softest, most chewy cookies I’ve ever had. They have just the right amount of tang and sweet lemon flavor that melts in your mouth.

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Making Ahead and Storage

These lemon cookies can be made several days in advance and left out at room temperature. They will not harden. To ensure that they stay soft you can cover them in an airtight container and store them at room temperature. If you cover them, you might want to place wax paper between layers of cookies to prevent them from sticking to each other

Can I Freeze the Cookie Dough?

Absolutely. You can usually freeze cookie dough for up to three months. Drop rolled cookie dough on parchment-lined sheets with space between them and freeze. Once frozen, transfer to a freezer-proof bag. Allow for a few extra minutes while baking to make up for the frozen dough

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Can I Glaze these Lemon Cookies?

You can, but I wouldn’t recommend it. The cookies already have a lemonade brushed topping with granulated sugar sprinkled on top making them the perfect combination of tangy and sweet.

If you do decide to add a lemon glaze to the cookies, just mix about 1 cup of powdered sugar with 1 to 2 Tbsp. of water and a squeeze of fresh lemon for some tartness until it thickens to the right glaze consistency (it will harden more as it cools on the cookie). If it is too runny, add more powdered sugar.

Tips and Tricks for Making these cookies:

  • I like to roll my cookies into balls the old fashioned way just like my mom used to into cookie dough balls, but it’s much easier and more uniform to use a cookie scooper
  • Don’t brush cookies with lemonade directly on your baking sheet, unless you don’t plan on reusing it to bake more. The lemonade and sugar will get all over the parchment paper or mat
  • Use a sheet of wax paper to catch the runaway lemonade you brush on the cookies. Simply place a sheet under your wire rack. When you’re done, fold up your wax paper and toss it in the trash – Easy, Peasy!
  • Lemon zest would be a delicious addition to the sugar and lemonade topping

Are you ready to make this cookie recipe? Let’s make sure you have everything you’ll need.

Ingredients

  • softened unsalted butter
  • granulated sugar
  • applesauce
  • eggs
  • all-purpose flour
  • Lemonade  Powder Mix
  • baking soda

Topping:

  • Lemon flavor drink mix
  • water
  • sugar for sprinkling

Extra Equipment:

  • cooling rack
  • wax paper
  • kitchen basting brush
  • parchment paper or silicone cooking mat

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Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl or a stand mixer – cream the butter and sugar together
  • Add applesauce and eggs
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, lemonade powder, and baking soda
  • Mix the dry ingredients into  the wet mixture
  • Either use a cookie scoop or roll the dough into 1&1/2 inch balls and place it onto baking sheets that have been lined with parchment paper
  • Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes
  • Transfer to a wire rack
  • While the cookies are still warm, brush the cookies with your Lemonade and sprinkle with sugar
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Soft Lemon Cookies {The Softest Cookies You’ll Ever Make}

Tangy, sweet, and soft lemon cookies. So refreshing. Perfect for a nice summer day.

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
  • Total Time: 47 minute
  • Yield: 4 dozen 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup of softened unsalted butter
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of applesauce
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of Lemonade  Powder Mix
  • 1 tsp. of baking soda

Topping:

  • 1 cap full (4 Tbsp.) of Lemonade powder mixed with 1/2 cup of water
  • Sugar for sprinkling

Extra Equipment:

  • cooling rack
  • wax paper
  • parchment paper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • In a mixing bowl or stand mixer – cream the butter and sugar together
  • Add applesauce and eggs
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, lemonade powder, and baking soda
  • Mix the dry ingredients into  the wet mixture
  • Either use a cookie scoop or roll the dough into 1&1/2 inch balls and place it onto baking sheets that have been lined with parchment paper
  • Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes
  • Transfer to a wire rack
  • While the cookies are still warm, brush the cookies with your Lemonade and sprinkle with sugar

Notes

store cookies at room temperature for up to five days

Keywords: cookie, recipe, dessert

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com

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