Frosted Lemon Sugar Cookies


  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar(Optional)
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup white sugar, or as needed(Optional)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).


  • Step 2

    Beat butter in a bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Add 1 cup sugar, vegetables oil, lemon juice, and vanilla extract; mix to combine. Add egg and mix until thoroughly incorporated.

  • Step 3

    Sift together flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Add flour mixture to the butter mixture; mix until well combined.

  • Step 4

    Pour 1/4 cup sugar into a small bowl. Form dough into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball into sugar to coat and place on an ungreased baking sheet.

  • Step 5

    Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven, transfer to a wire rack and cool completely, about 30 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Mix together powdered sugar and lemon juice for the frosting in a small bowl until smooth. Pour frosting over cookies and allow to harden for at least 5 minutes before serving.

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