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5 from 2 votes

Frosted Lemon Cookies

Frosted Lemon Cookies are the sweet and tangy dessert of your dreams. These soft and delectable cookies are the perfect treat.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time11 mins
Total Time21 mins
Course: cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon bar cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 333kcal
Author: Jill


  • 1 large piping bag with a large round tip
  • 1 disposable piping bag


Lemon sugar cookie:

  • 1 cup butter - unsalted softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure lemon extract
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 cup butter - unsalted
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 cup lemon curd


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper
  • Using a large bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, eggs, lemon zest, lemon extract until combined and smooth
  • Using a medium bowl, whisk the four and baking powder together until combined
  • Gradually beat into the wet ingredients until a dough forms
  • Using a large ice cream scooper, scoop out dough into your hand and roll it into a ball
  • Spray the bottom of a flat cup with pam baking spray
  • Press the cup into the dough ball and gently flatten it into a thick disk
  • Repeat steps with remaining dough
  • Bake 1 tray at a time in the oven for about 11 minutes
  • Remove and allow to cool completely


  • Using a standing mixer, beat all ingredients except the lemon curd until combined, creamy and thick
  • Scoop into the piping bag
  • Pipe a spiral onto the top of the cookies
  • Scoop the lemon curd into the piping bag and cut the tip-off
  • Fill in the space between the spiral lines of the frosting with the lemon curd
  • Allow the frosting to set before enjoying!


Serving: 24g | Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 522IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg