Lemon sugar cookies


Recipe amended from Baking Bites


  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 225g butter, softened
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tsp lemon zest


  1. Combine flour and baking powder in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla essence and lemon zest.
  3. Gradually add flour mixture to wet mixture, mixing well between each addition. Once all added, mix until well combined and dough comes together, away from the sides of the bowl.
  4. Split into two balls, flatten into discs and wrap in glad-wrap. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius and line baking tray.
  6. Remove dough from fridge and roll on lightly floured bench until about 0.5cm thick. Cut out shapes and transfer to baking tray.
  7. Bake for 10-13 minutes or until cookies begin to turn light brown around the edges. Allow to cool on tray for 5 minutes, the transfer to rack to cool completely.