Lemon Sugar Cookies

“Simple sugar cookies, with a lemon-y essence.” – April Ferre

Lemon Sugar Cookies

Course: Cookies


  • 1 Cup Margarine
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Finely Grated Lemon Rind
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 1/4 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar


  • Cream margarine, sugar, lemon rind, vanilla, and almond extract. Beat in egg. Combine flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Mix dry ingredients into creamed mixture and refrigerate dough for 1/2 hour before rolling into walnut-sized balls.
  • Place on greased cookie sheet and flatten each ball with a fork dipped in sugar. You may also press each cookie in sugar after baking. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Makes 3 to 4 dozen cookies.

2005 Revised Recipe – Calla Ferre; Original Recipe – Darlene Wheat