Lemon Cinnamon Cookies

Lemon cinnamon cookies

Lemon Cinnamon Cookies

Light and chewy on the inside, sparkling with a cinnamon coating on the outside, these cookies blend unexpected flavors into a delightful blend. The cookie is tangy with lemon and just a kiss of cinnamon, baked with cinnamon and sugar for a tasty contrast. They’re perfect with coffee, tea, or any favorite beverage.
Course Dessert



  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lemon zest & juice
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons sugar


4 hours before you bake:

  • Beat the butter in a large mixing bowl until smooth.
  • Continue to beat as you add the sugar until the texture is light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg, and beat to combine thoroughly.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, lemon zest, baking powder and salt. Sift together to distribute evenly.
  • Just before you add the dry ingredients, stir the lemon juice into the butter mixture.
  • Add half the dry ingredients into the butter-egg mixture, folding it over to blend.
  • Add the second half, and continue to stir to blend the dough thoroughly.
  • Gather the dough into a ball and place it in the bowl. Cover with foil or plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours. The dough should be very firm.

Coat and bake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F and lightly grease a baking sheet.
  • Combine the cinnamon and sugar together in a shallow dish or bowl to blend.
  • Remove the cookie dough from the fridge. Take it by the heaping teaspoon, and roll each spoonful roughly into a ball (it doesn’t matter how perfect it is!)
  • Roll the balls of dough in the cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat on all sides. When they are coated, place them about 1-inch apart on the baking sheet. Press into each slightly to flatten the ball – they will spread into circular cookies as they bake.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes in the oven. They should be golden brown on the outside, and firm to pick up with a spatula. The cookies will be quite soft and chewy.
  • For crispier cookies – including the cinnamon coating – leave in the oven for 1 or 2 minutes longer.
  • Allow them to cool for about 10 minutes before using a spatula to remove to a serving plate.
Keyword Lemons
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