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Lemon Burst Cookies

Lemon Burst Cookies that are packed with fresh citrus flavor. Made 100% from scratch!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 230kcal
Author: Anna


  • 1 3/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 8 Tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla extract see note
  • 2 drops lemon extract
  • 1/2 c powdered sugar for rolling


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together dry ingredients (flour and baking powder). Add zest and whisk it in.
  • In a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time and mix well. Add vanilla or lemon extract. Mix again.
  • With mixer on low speed, mix in dry ingredients only until just combined.
  • Roll the dough into balls and roll in powdered sugar. Place on baking sheet, leaving 2 inches of space between them.
  • Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, or until puffed and bottoms just golden brown.
  • Cool on sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer onto a cooling rack.


I skipped the vanilla extract and used lemon extract instead.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 92mg | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg