Lemon Butter Cookies

Recipe by :  Ariel Jasa,  Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Lemon butter cookies are soft, crunchy cookies with a refreshing lemony taste.

My 12-year-old son did an initial trial run on making this, which unfortunately didn't turn out well. This was his second attempt to make these cookies. 

On his first try, he put the juice of 2 lemons, the taste was good but a bit too sour and feels like eating cookies with Sinigang flavor. We threw out all the first batch and made another one, this time he put a lot less lemon juice -- and it great, the cookies didn't make it to the second day...

Come and try making our cookies.


  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Softened butter
  • Lemon


  • Sugar


  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened(not melted)
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Fresh lemon juice ( around 1 fruit)
  • grated lemon zest from 1 lemon

Preheat oven at 350°F

1   In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder.  

2   In a separate bowl, cream the butter with the sugar.

3   Blend in the flour mixture and the juice and mix thoroughly.

4   Shape in dough into 1 inch balls and place on a baking sheet, 2 inches apart.

5   Press to flatten the cookies and using the back of a knife put an X in the center.

6   Bake it for 10-12 minutes or until slightly browned.

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