Today’s recipe is an excellent one to make for mom. This lemony treat comes in cookie form, more specifically, jumbo bakery style cookie form. This recipe for Bakery Style Lemon Sugar Cookies only makes 12 cookies and they are LARGE!
Not only does the base of Bakery Style Lemon Sugar Cookies include lemon, but so does the frosting. If you want to, you could always make a regular old butter cream recipe to top these cookies. But for you lemon lovers, you want the lemon frosting! This cookies tastes just like a lemon drop candy, more tart than sweet. However, there is enough sweetness to not make the lemon flavor too overpowering.
The cookie base is made with creaming some butter, butter flavored shortening, sugar, and lemon zest together until fluffy. Then you add in some egg, egg white, lemon extract and vanilla extract. Once that is mixed in you add in some cake flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt. Only blend that in just until combined. Then the dough needs to sit in an airtight container and refrigerate 2 hours.
When baking these cookies, you use 1/4 cup f dough per cookie. You shape it into a ball and flatten slightly. Then cook at 375 degrees for 9-12 minutes. Once these cookies have all cooked and cooled, it’s time for the frosting.
The frosting is a basic buttercream with with addition of lemon juice and lemon extract! Spread the frosting over each cookie. You can color the frosting yellow if you’d like, but I just keep it white and then sprinkle with yellow sugar sprinkles.
**Update: This cookie is also a good gourmet cookie version like the ones you can find in gourmet cookie shops like Crumbl or Chip cookies.
- ALL VEGETABLE BUTTER FLAVORED SHORTENING
- LEMON EXTRACT
- VANILLA EXTRACT
- CAKE FLOUR
- BAKING POWDER
- POWDERED SUGAR
- LEMON EXTRACT
- YELLOW FOOD COLORING OR YELLOW SPRINKLES, OPTIONAL
Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy.