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Lemon Cookies Recipe | Egg Yolk Cookies Recipe

These cookies have very a soft texture with a bright lemon flavor.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert, Snack


  • 3 egg yolks
  • 50 g sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 30 g soften butter
  • 150 g sifted flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 25 g sour cream


  • In a large mixing bowl combine the egg yolks, sugar, lemon zest and vanilla extract. Whisk until all the ingredients are incorporated. Add soften butter and whisk again.
  • Add the flour, baking powder and salt and start mixing with a spatula. When the flour has absorbed all the liquid ingredients, add the sour cream and keep mixing the dough. When mixing with a spatula becomes too hard to do, start kneading the dough with your hands. The dough should turn out very soft and not stick to your hands.
  • To form the cookies, tear off a small piece of dough and roll into a ball the size of a walnut. Flatten it a little and place on the baking sheet covered with parchment paper or Teflon sheet. Bake it at 350 F degrees for 15-18 minutes. Let them cool completely and dust with the powdered sugar.


Store in an airtight container or a Ziplock.