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Can I Make "Giant Lemon Sugar Cookies"?

Updated: Aug 25, 2020

I've been eyeing this Giant Lemon Sugar Cookie recipe I saw on Flipboard from tasteofhome.com for awhile, but I didn't have all the ingredients for awhile, so I had to wait on it.


It's a fun lemon-y twist for Sugar Cookie Day too.

Sugar Cookie Day

Observed each year on July 9, National Sugar Cookie Day honors the ever popular and delicious sugar cookie.

A holiday favorite and very easy to make, sugar cookies are sure to disappear quickly once they come out of the oven. Most sugar cookies include sugar, flour, butter, eggs, vanilla, and either baking powder or baking soda. While most people have the ingredients on hand at all times, some of the ingredients should be fresh for the best outcome. Children enjoy baking and decorating anytime someone makes a batch of sugar cookies.

The sugar cookie is believed to have originated in the mid-1700s in Nazareth Pennsylvania. 


Attempt #1:

I made a half-batch and I didn't have one ingredient on the list, cream of tartar.

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 large eggs, room temperature

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 4 teaspoons coarse sugar

This sugar cookie was interesting because it had some brown sugar in it too, not just granulated sugar. I probably added more lemon juice and lemon zest than what would be expected with the ratio.

Because the recipe said they were "Giant" and there were 2 leavening agents in it: baking soda and baking powder, I put them pretty far apart on the baking sheets. These were about 1" or 1 1/2" size cookie dough mounds.

Then I baked them for ~13-15 min.

RESULT: Success! :)

We are good at this! They were really good and you can really taste the lemon-iness. They reminded me of these macaroons I loved having growing up. :)

Give it a try! We are good at this!

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