Sugar-Dusted Lemon Cookies

I’m addicted to these lemon cookies! 🍋🍋🍋

I first tried them through the Girls Scout’s Cookies named Savannah Smiles®. Once that box was empty…I knew I had to make these myself. That’s how much I love them. And anyone who has followed my blog knows I also LOVE LEMON 😆 ➺🍋🌳 💞 🌞 I have citrus trees with lemons being the most abundant. Always have them in my freezer year round.

It didn’t take long for a ” Savannah Smiles® ” copycat recipe to pop up on Google. So I went with Delish I add more lemon 🍋 flavor to coating 😉😋

who calls them, appropriately ➺
Sugar-Dusted Lemon Cookies. These sweet-tart treats taste just like the beloved Girl Scout cookies, Savannah Smiles®.


1 c. unsalted butter

1 c. confectioners’ sugar

2 tbsp. lemon juice

1 tbsp. lemon zest

¼ tsp. salt

3 c. all-purpose flour

Lemon Powder (i.e. Koolaid)


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter until creamy. Gradually add 1/2 cup (60 grams) of confectioners’ sugar. Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Mix in the lemon juice, zest, and salt. With the mixer speed on low, add the flour in three additions, mixing until incorporated and scraping down the bowl after each addition.
Scoop the dough by the tablespoon and roll each dough portion into a ball. Gently flatten the dough balls with your fingers and shape into a half-moon. Place each cookie on the prepared baking sheets, at least one inch apart.

*tip for another method below recipe

    Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until cookies are lightly browned at the edges. Cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Dip the cooled cookies into the remaining 1/2 cup (60 grams) of confectioners’ sugar & lemon powder.

    *Tip: I find it easier to roll into log with parchment paper & chill first. Then it’s easier to cut equal slices and for half moon shape (although to me it’s a lemon wedge) cut circles in half. They don’t spread out so you can put them pretty close together.

    Additional photos of process follows Unnecessary amount…

    Sun shining in my kitchen window is opportunity to show what a difference lighting makes 😀

    Rolled into log, refrigerated for a bit…

    Cut slices, then in half.