Honey Lemon Cookies

These Honey Lemon Cookies are full of honey, lemon-y goodness, and they’re so easy to make. With the chewy texture, the tart flavor and the powdered sugar coating, these cookies are absolutely irresistible!


  • 1/4 cup Sue Bee® Honey
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • zest from 2 lemons
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, for coating baked cookies


  • Preheat the oven to 325 F.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter, sugar, honey and lemon zest. Scrape sides of bowl as necessary.
  • Turn off mixer and add flour and salt.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the lemon juice and baking soda (get ready for the fizz).
  • Add the lemon juice and baking soda mixture to the rest of the ingredients; mix on low just until blended. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides and bottom of mixing bowl, then mix dough by hand to ensure that all ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place on parchment lined baking sheets. Place cookie sheet on middle rack of the oven; bake for 10-15 minutes, just until the cookies are slightly brown on the edges.
  • Remove cookies from oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet. Toss lightly in powdered sugar and place on cooling rack to finish the cooling process.
  • Serve any time and enjoy!
Aunt Sue's Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.
Aunt Sue's® Pro Recipe Tip: For every 1 cup of sugar, substitute 1/2 to 2/3 cup honey.

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