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Light Lemon Cookies

When you want a tart and fruity cookie, these light lemon cookies are perfect. They are a type of snickerdoodle cookie that uses lots of lemon for soft and chewy cookies.

Light Lemon Cookies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-3/4 cup Splenda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 tsp lemon flavoring
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add egg and vanilla. Mix well.
  3. Add lemon juice, lemon flavoring, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Mix well.
  4. Mix in lemon zest.
  5. Add flour and mix until combined. The dough should be thick and crumbly.
  6. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.

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About the author

Carma Spence has been experimenting in the kitchen since she was four years old and loves trying out new recipe ideas. She is the author of Bonkers for Bundt Cakes and Your Perfect Pie, as well as author and contributor to several more non-food-related books. With Carma's Cookery, she is taking her passion for empowering people and blending it with her passion for cooking, gift-giving and entertaining.

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