Easy 4-Ingredient Lemon Cookie

Easy 4-Ingredient Lemon Cookie | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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This easy 4-ingredient lemon cookie by Cookie Sheets and Sweets is a refreshing and melt-in-your-mouth treat that everyone will surely crave for. It has the perfect combination of citrusy, zesty, and sweet flavors. This is a quick and easy dessert recipe that you can munch on any day of the week. Read on for the full recipe for these amazing shortbread cookies.



  • 1/2 cup of salted butter (softened to room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour

For the lemon icing (optional):

  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar


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Step 1:

In a bowl of a stand mixer or a large bowl for a hand mixer, cream one-half cup of butter. Next, add one-third of a cup of powdered sugar and mix on low for about 2 minutes. While mixing, zest one large lemon until you have 1 teaspoon. Add it to the mixture then mix until just combined.

Easy 4-Ingredient Lemon Cookie recipe
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Step 2:

Next, add one cup of all-purpose flour and mix on low for about 1 minute until the dough comes together.  Sprinkle some flour on your work surface and form the dough into a disk. Lightly flour the top. Flatten the cookie dough using a rolling pin until it’s a quarter inch thick.

Step 3:

Cut the dough using a three-inch round cutter. Reroll the scraps to make some more.

Step 4:

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper then place the cookies. Place in the oven and bake at 350 degrees F or 175 degrees C for 10 to 12 minutes. Allow it to cool in the pan for a few minutes then transfer it to a cooling rack and allow them to cool completely.

Step 5:

For the icing. In a small bowl, juice one-half lemon. You will need 2 tablespoons. Combine it with 1 cup of powdered sugar. Whisk them together until it’s smooth. If the mixture is too thick, add more lemon juice.

Step 6:

Dip the cookies into the lemon icing and allow it to set for 2 hours. Once done, place on a plate then serve. Enjoy!

Easy 4-Ingredient Lemon Cookie Ingredients
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Easy 4-Ingredient Lemon Cookie

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