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Frosted Lemon Sugar Cookies are soft and chewy, topped with lemon frosting and sprinkles.
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Frosted Lemon Sugar Cookies

These sugar cookies are so soft and chewy. The best and softest sugar cookie recipe. Chill time for the dough is 4 hours.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time29 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Frosted Lemon Sugar Cookies, Lemon Cookies, Lemon Sugar Cookies, Sugar Cookies
Servings: 24


For The Lemon Sugar Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3,4 oz box instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 egg, large
  • 2 Tbsp whole milk

For The Frosting

  • 3 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar


For The Lemon Sugar Cookies

  • In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, dry pudding mix and lemon zest together until combined.
  • Next, add egg and milk into mixture and beat until creamy.
  • Gradually add dry ingredients into sugar mixture and beat until combined.
  • Divide sugar cookie dough in half and roll into a 6 inch roll on a lightly floured surface.
  • Wrap each roll in plastic wrap and place into the fridge for 4+ hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 375° and unwrap each roll.
  • Cut into 1/2 inch slices and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 9-10 minutes or until edges just start to brown.
  • Remove from oven and let sit on baking sheet for a couple minutes then remove to wire rack to cool completely.

For The Lemon Frosting

  • In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and butter together until nice and fluffy.
  • Add lemon juice and lemon zest. Beat until combined.
  • Next, add powdered sugar and beat until combined.
  • Frost cooled cookies and add sprinkles.


Recipe adaped from Taste of Home