Oatmeal Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe

Oatmeal Lemon Sugar Cookies are delicious.  I have had this recipe on my cookie list forever and I have no idea where it came from.  Everyone loves traditional sugar cookies, but this variation with lemon really notches up the cookie on the yum scale.

These are a crisp sugar cookie with a fresh burst of lemon from the lemon zest.  These oatmeal Lemon sugar cookies also have a chewy side from the oatmeal.  They are an ideal dessert and will go well with fresh fruit, ice cream, or sorbet.  These cookies are also perfect for a coffee break.  Bake up a batch and invite a few friends over to try them or add them to your Christmas baking list.  They are a great addition to your holiday buffet table.


Oatmeal Lemon Sugar Cookies


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Oatmeal Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe:
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Oatmeal Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe
Servings: 2 1/2 dozen
  • 1 cup flour (all-purpose)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar (granulated)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • Grated lemon zest (rind) from 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (oatmeal), uncooked
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

  3. Using a large mixer on low speed, beat the butter and 1 cup sugar until creamy and light in color, approximately 4 to 5 minutes, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl as necessary.  Increase speed to medium and  add the lemon extract and lemon zest; beat until blended.  Reduce speed to low and slowly add the flour mixture until blended.  Add the oatmeal and beat until blended.

  4. Using a tablespoon measure, scoop out some cookie dough an roll it between your hands to form a ball (if the dough sticks to your hands, keep a bowl of cold water nearby and occasionally dip your hands in, shaking off the excess water).  Place the cookie balls 2 1/2-inch apart on the baking sheet.

  5. Place the reserved 1/3 cup sugar in a small bowl.  In another small bowl, fill it with cold water.

  6. Lightly dip the bottom of a flat glass first in the water and then dip the glass in the sugar.  Lightly flatten each cookies with the coated glass, refreshing the glass with every couple of cookies.

  7. Bake until the tops are just golden, approximately 12 minutes.  Remove from oven and let the cookies cool slightly on the baking sheet before transferring to a rack to completely cool.  Repeat with the remaining cookie dough.



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Comments and Reviews

One Response to “Oatmeal Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe”

  1. Sue G.

    Hi. This is one of my favorite cookies. I cut it out of the L.A. times I think around 1972 for my 7 year old daughter who was in brownies who is now 54 and I’ve made these ever since. They go over big. I used to write out the recipe for requests so many times that I first made up 20 copies then 40. Last time I printed out 100 a couple of times and I think I have 1 left. Its by far one of the best. Im making a couple batches next weekend for church. So good to see this recipe being out there.


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