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

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.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Frosted Lemon Sugar Cookies, Lemon Cookies, Lemon Sugar Cookies, Sugar Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 24

Ingredients

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

Instructions

For The Lemon Sugar Cookies

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt together. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar, dry pudding mix and lemon zest together until combined.

  3. Next, add egg and milk into mixture and beat until creamy.

  4. Gradually add dry ingredients into sugar mixture and beat until combined.

  5. Divide sugar cookie dough in half and roll into a 6 inch roll on a lightly floured surface.

  6. Wrap each roll in plastic wrap and place into the fridge for 4+ hours or overnight.

  7. Preheat oven to 375° and unwrap each roll.

  8. Cut into 1/2 inch slices and place on an ungreased baking sheet.

  9. Bake for 9-10 minutes or until edges just start to brown.

  10. 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

  1. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and butter together until nice and fluffy.

  2. Add lemon juice and lemon zest. Beat until combined.

  3. Next, add powdered sugar and beat until combined.

  4. Frost cooled cookies and add sprinkles.

Recipe Notes

Recipe adaped from Taste of Home