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Cinnamon Lemon Cookies Recipe
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Cinnamon Lemon Cookies

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"These cinnamon cookies are given a hint of citrus with the addition of lemon zest."

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Original recipe makes 60 cookies Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    2 hrs 30 mins


  1. Beat butter and 1 cup sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Beat egg and vanilla extract into the butter until completely blended. Add flour, cinnamon, baking powder, lemon zest, and salt; continue mixing until flour is just incorporated. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Stir 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl; spread onto a flat surface.
  4. Divide dough into about 60 small balls. Roll balls in cinnamon-sugar mixture to coat. Arrange onto baking sheets.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until edges are lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 21, 2013

I love it when I'm the first reviewer of a recipe and it's a winner - and such is the case here! I wasn't sure I was going to like the lemon mixed with the cinnamon but I'm so glad I gave it a try. This is a cute, soft, buttery little Snickerdoodle of a cookie with just a hint of fresh lemon. No, actually this is more cinnamony than a Snickerdoodle because there's cinnamon in the dough here. I also generally don't like soft cookies but THIS soft cookie is gooood. My only criticism, and it's a small one that in no way affects the cookie, is that there was probably twice as much of the cinnamon-sugar mixture than I needed. I'll consider it that I'm ahead of the game, because now I have a batch of cinnamon-sugar all mixed up and ready to go for the next time I make these or maybe to sprinkle on muffins!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 05, 2013

Did what it said to do but did not like the texture turned out flat and the lemon flavor just was not there enough. I don't like snicker doodles. But thanks anyway.


9 Ratings

Feb 27, 2013

These are yummy and very cinnamon-y! Like a super cinnamon snickerdoodle with a hint of lemon. I cut the cinnamon-sugar mixture in half, and STILL had a lot left over. Also, I only got 40 cookies, using a small cookie scoop (each ball being about 1" in diameter). Baked for about 12 minutes. They are crispy on the outside, and soft and chewy on the inside. So nice with a glass of cold milk! I couldn't stop eating them!

Mar 03, 2013

Delicious! Love the twist of lemon in this cinnamon cookie....made no changes and there is not a cookie left after last nights company. Thanks!

Feb 24, 2013

This is the first recipe I have taken the time to rate. Both my husband and I rate this 5 stars. The lemon zest adds a welcome taste of light - reminding us of spring!

Nov 25, 2013

These were really good. I did not have a lemon to zest so I replaced the zest with 2 tsp of lemon juice. I did not have time to refrigerate them for 2 hrs but just baked them right after mixing them up and they turned out thin, crisp, and yummy. The recipe only made 3 dozen cookies, but maybe I just made them bigger than I was suppose.

May 22, 2013

Liked the flavor combo.

Apr 23, 2013

I don't understand why some baked goods improve so much overnight but, these cookies got about 60% better overnight. After they cooled completely and my husband and I had about 5 apiece, I put them in a big ziplock bag because I wanted these soft cookies to stay soft. I thought they were good last night, but not spectacular. And not as good as the other reviewers thought they were. Well, today I reached for one and now I DO think they are spectacular. Soft, buttery little mounds of cinnamon/lemon deliciousness. However, I do have a problem with how few cookies this recipe actually makes. I doubled the recipe as I intended to send some to my grandkids. Even doubling the recipe only yielded 70 cookies. And I made them quite small, only forming the balls to 1-inch size. The picture accompanying the recipe shows a much larger cookie. It is, unfortunately misleading. I should have gotten 120 cookies by doubling the recipe or at least over 100. And these came out so small they looked like dog treat cookies. But for the discrepancy in the number of cookies, I would have rated this cookie 5 stars. Any ideas as to why some bakers got many less cookies from this recipe? I stuck to the recipe except for doubling it and I used the adjustment feature Allrecipes has to change proportions.


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  • Calories
  • 46 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 7 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 30 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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