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These soft, thick, chewy, bakery-style Levain Bakery Lemon Cookies are made with three types of lemon flavoring plus lemon chips. You will love these bakery style lemon cookies!

Levain Bakery Lemon Cookies. These soft, thick, chewy, bakery-style Levain Bakery Lemon Cookies are made with three types of lemon flavoring plus lemon chips. You will love these bakery style lemon cookies!

One of my favorite bakeries is Levain Bakery and I discovered the famous bakery when I was in New York City to film a show in Food Network Studios for one of my cookie recipes.

I knew that I had to figure out how they made these perfect bakery cookies and the very first recipe I shared on Modern Honey was my famous Levain Bakery copycat cookie recipe.

Levain Bakery Lemon Cookies. These soft, thick, chewy, bakery-style Levain Bakery Lemon Cookies are made with three types of lemon flavoring plus lemon chips. You will love these bakery style lemon cookies!

Since then, as soon as Levain Bakery releases a brand new cookie, I receive dozens of messages asking me to try to recreate the cookie. The latest cookie they just released is this delicious Lemon Cookie and it is 10/10.

I did research and ordered specialty lemon chips right away to get to recipe testing. You are going to love this new Spring cookie recipe from Levain Bakery.

Why you will love these Lemon Cookies:

These are super soft and chewy with the perfect amount of lemon flavor due to fresh lemon zest, fresh lemon juice, lemon extract and lemon flavored chips.

These cookies are thick, bakery-style lemon cookies so lemon lovers will love this lemon cookie recipe.

Levain Bakery Lemon Cookies. These soft, thick, chewy, bakery-style Levain Bakery Lemon Cookies are made with three types of lemon flavoring plus lemon chips. You will love these bakery style lemon cookies!

Ingredients:

  • Butter: Cut the butter into small cubes to allow the butter and sugars to cream together.
  • Sugar and Brown Sugar: This helps to not only sweeten the cookie to offset the lemon juice but it also creates crispy edges and soft centers.
  • Eggs: This lemon cookie recipe calls for 1 large egg and 1 large egg yolk which helps to create a chewy texture.
  • Lemon Juice and Lemon Zest: It is integral to use fresh lemon zest and lemon juice. I suggest zesting the lemon before juicing. For extra lemon flavor, add more lemon zest.
  • Lemon Extract (optional): For an extra burst of lemon flavor, you can use lemon extract. When adding more lemon flavor to cookies, the first thing I would add is more lemon zest and the second thing I would add is lemon extract.
  • Flour: This recipe calls for all-purpose flour or half cake flour and half all-purpose flour.
  • Cornstarch, Baking Soda, and Salt: These thickeners and leavening agents give loft to the cookies and help to thicken while still creating soft cookies.
  • Lemon Chips or White Chocolate Chips: I found lemon flavored chips on Amazon and they are on the pricey side. You can also use white chocolate chips instead of lemon chips if you prefer.
Levain Bakery Lemon Cookie Ingredients. What ingredients do you need to make bakery-style lemon cookies.

Substitutions and Variations:

If you can’t find lemon chips, you may substitute with white chocolate chips.

Levain Bakery Lemon Cookies. These soft, thick, chewy, bakery-style Levain Bakery Lemon Cookies are made with three types of lemon flavoring plus lemon chips. You will love these bakery style lemon cookies!

How to make Levain Bakery Lemon Cookies:

  • Start by creaming together cubed butter, sugar, and brown sugar for 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl halfway through to ensure even creaming.
  • Add in egg, egg yolk, lemon zest, lemon juice, and lemon extract if using. For extra lemon flavor, add more lemon zest.
  • Fold in flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Fold in lemon chips or white chocolate chips.
  • Roll into 6-ounce balls. I suggest weighing the cookie dough with a food scale to ensure even baking. Place on a light colored baking sheet. It is important to use a lighter colored baking sheet or the bottoms may become too browned.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes. After baking, let set-up for at least 10 minutes.
Levain Bakery Lemon Cookies. These soft, thick, chewy, bakery-style Levain Bakery Lemon Cookies are made with three types of lemon flavoring plus lemon chips. You will love these bakery style lemon cookies!

FAQ’s:

Can you freeze these Lemon Cookies?

Yes! These Lemon Chip Cookies freeze very well. I suggest placing in a gallon-sized Ziploc freezer-safe bag. The cookies will keep in the freezer for months.

How do I know the Levain Bakery Lemon Cookies are done baking?

These cookies are meant to be soft in the center so do not overbake. The cookies will continue to set up after the cookies are removed from the oven. The sides of the cookies should be firm and the center still soft.

Levain Bakery Lemon Cookies. These soft, thick, chewy, bakery-style Levain Bakery Lemon Cookies are made with three types of lemon flavoring plus lemon chips. You will love these bakery style lemon cookies!

Levain Bakery Copycat Recipes:

Here’s a list of all of my famous Levain Bakery cookie recipes…

Levain Bakery Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies
Levain Bakery Two Chip Chocolate Chip Cookies
Levain Bakery Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
Levain Bakery Caramel Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
Levain Bakery Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
Levain Bakery Rocky Road Cookies
Levain Bakery Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Levain Bakery Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
Levain Bakery Fall Spiced Cookies

Lemon Cookie Recipes:

If you love lemon cookies, check out these other homemade lemon cookie recipes…

Levain Bakery Lemon Cookies. These soft, thick, chewy, bakery-style Levain Bakery Lemon Cookies are made with three types of lemon flavoring plus lemon chips. You will love these bakery style lemon cookies!

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Levain Bakery Lemon Cookies

By: Modern Honey® – www.modernhoney.com
These soft, thick, chewy, bakery-style Levain Bakery Lemon Cookies are made with three types of lemon flavoring plus lemon chips. You will love these bakery style lemon cookies!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup Cold Butter (cut into cubes)
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 large Egg Yolk
  • Lemon Zest * (from 1 large lemon)
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Extract (optional)
  • 3 1/4 cups Flour *
  • 1 teaspoon Cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 cups Lemon Chips or White Chocolate Chips

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, add cubed butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Cream together for 4 minutes or until light and fluffy, scraping the sides of the bowl halfway through.
  • Add egg, egg yolk, lemon zest, lemon juice, and lemon extract (if using). For extra lemon flavor, add more lemon zest.
  • Fold in flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt just until combined. Fold in lemon flavored chips or white chocolate chips.
  • Roll into 6-ounce balls. I suggest weighing the cookie dough with a food scale to ensure even baking. Place on a light colored baking sheet. It is important to use a lighter colored baking sheet or the bottoms may become too browned.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes. After baking, let set-up for at least 10 minutes.

Notes

For extra lemon flavor, add more lemon zest.
May use 2 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour and 1 cup of cake flour.

Can you freeze these Lemon Cookies?

Yes! These Lemon Chip Cookies freeze very well. I suggest placing in a gallon-sized Ziploc freezer-safe bag. The cookies will keep in the freezer for months.

Nutrition

Calories: 651kcal, Carbohydrates: 87g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 31g, Saturated Fat: 19g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 93mg, Sodium: 448mg, Potassium: 184mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 56g, Vitamin A: 630IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 101mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 651
Keyword: bakery style lemon cookies, levain bakery lemon cookies
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  1. Melissa, you are my cookie QUEEN. I have been baking your Levain-style CCC for years now and I don’t make any other cookie. Thanks for all your effort and for sharing your recipes with us.

  2. 5 stars
    I’d been hoping someone would come up with this. I made them yesterday and they were amazing! Not only a great lemon flavor but the most authentic Levain-style cookie I’ve made yet.

  3. 5 stars
    These cookies are SO good! I made them for Easter…..but they were gone in an hour! I will be making them again. Perfect lemon cookies!

  4. 5 stars
    Made these and they were PERFECTION! They have the perfect amount of lemon flavor. We will definitely be making them again, they were gone so fast in my house. 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    Excellent recipe, Melissa! Delicious cookies! I used the 1 cup of cake flour and made them a little smaller, I wanted more, and didn’t want to double the recipe.
    It’s a keeper recipe!