Frosted Lemon Cookies

Frosted Lemon Cookies Soft chewy lemon cookies with fresh lemon cream cheese frosting. The perfect frosted lemon cookie recipe! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword frosted lemon cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Author Modern Honey -


  • 1 cup Butter (cold, cut into small cubes)
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Zest (may put more lemon zest for extra flavor)
  • 3 cups Flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 cup Butter (softened)
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Fresh Lemon Juice (may add more)
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Zest (may add more)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar for 4 minutes until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, lemon juice, and lemon zest and stir to combine.

  2. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and mix just until combined.

  3. Drop dough onto light colored baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Let cool before frosting.

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. Whip softened butter and cream cheese for 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Spread frosting on cooled cookies.