Recipe – Lemon Butter Cookies


Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Serves: 16 cookies


  • Plain Flour (Maida): 1 ½ Cup
  • Butter or ghee: ¾ Cup
  • Powdered Sugar: ½ Cup
  • Salt: ¼ Teaspoon
  • Baking Powder: ½ Teaspoon
  • Lemon Zest: 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon Juice: 2 Tablespoon
  • Water: As required to knead the dough


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degree F or 180 degree C.
  • Sieve flour, salt, baking powder and keep aside.
  • Beat the butter with sugar.
  • Add lemon zest and lemon juice. Blend or whisk again.
  • Add the flour mix, little at a time and fold gently. Add all the flour.
  • Knead a very soft dough. If required use water or warm milk.
  • Keep the dough in an air tight container and freeze for 30 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 16 equal portions and roll into balls.
  • Flatten each ball into 2-inch diameter circle.
  • Or else, you can roll the dough into a large circle and use a cookie cutter to cut them into circles.
  • Arrange the dough circles on a greased baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle little lemon zest and sugar on all cookies.
  • Bake the cookies for about 12-15 minutes or till it turns golden brown.
  • Remove the cookies out of the oven and serve hot. Or, allow them to cool completely and store the cookies in an airtight container.

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