Lemon Curd Cookies 🍋

I love making these Lemon Curd Cookies for the Holidays. Easy to make and will be a hit with all your guests! A must try for cookie lovers.

closeup of lemon curd cookie

These Lemon Curd Cookies are one of my favorite cookie recipes to make around the Holidays. Actually, they are so good I make them all year round.

dickinson's lemon curd
Dickinson’s Lemon Curd

While it’s not terribly difficult to make your own lemon curd, I usually use pre-made lemon curd for this cookie recipe.

If you don’t have any on hand and prefer to make your own, have at it. It won’t change the outcome of this recipe.

lemon curd cookies

Just like most cookie recipes, this one is pretty easy to make. The hardest part will be making the right size indentation in each cookie.

Since everyone has different size fingers, you might want to do a dry run ahead of time. You will need to make an indentation that can hold 1 teaspoon of lemon curd.

cookie with powdered sugar

If you don’t often juice and zest lemons, you will need one whole lemon for this recipe. You will get almost 2 tablespoons of lemon juice from one lemon, which is more than you need for this recipe, and will yield about 1 tablespoon of zest.

lemon curd cookies

If you aren’t familiar with Baker’s Sugar, it’s an ultra-fine grain sugar. Not as fine as powdered sugar but not as coarse as regular white granulated sugar. If you can’t find Baker’s Sugar you could try using powdered sugar for this cookie recipe.

baker's sugar
C&H Baker’s Sugar

For another great lemon-flavored dessert recipe, you should try my Lemon Pot de Crème or Lemon Cookies with White Chocolate. Super easy to make and tastes delicious!

lemon curd cookies

You will need the following ingredients to make this Lemon Curd Cookies recipe. For ingredient amounts please refer to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.

  • Unsalted Butter
  • Baker’s Sugar
  • Egg Yolk
  • Lemon Zest
  • Lemon Juice – fresh lemon juice if possible
  • Salt
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Lemon Curd – store-bought or homemade
  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat (silpat). Set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and baker’s sugar until smooth and pale, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Beat in the egg yolk, lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt.
  4. With the mixer on low speed, beat in the all purpose flour until moist and clumps start to form.
  5. Gather the dough with your hands and make a ball to just get everything together handling it very lightly.
  6. Shape 1 tablespoon of dough into 1 inch balls. Place balls on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them 1 inch apart.
  7. Make a deep indentation with your finger in the center of each dough ball, enough to hold 1 teaspoon of lemon curd. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until the cookies are firm and lightly golden on the bottom. Remove cookies from the oven.
  8. Immediately fill the indentation with a teaspoon of lemon curd. Bake again for a couple of minutes just to set the lemon curd.
  9. Lightly dust the cookies with powdered sugar before serving.

Printable Recipe Card

Lemon Curd Cookies

Lemon Curd Cookies

I love making these Lemon Curd Cookies for the Holidays. Easy to make and will be a hit with all your guests! A must try for cookie lovers.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 168 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • ½ Cup Unsalted Butter, softened
  • ¼ Cup Baker's Sugar
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • ½ Tbsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • 1 ¼ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • ½ Cup Lemon Curd

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat (silpat). Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until smooth and pale, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Beat in the egg yolk, lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt.
  • With the mixer on low speed, beat in the all purpose flour until moist and clumps start to form.
  • Gather the dough with your hands and make a ball to just get everything together handling it very lightly.
  • Shape 1 tablespoon of dough into 1 inch balls. Place balls on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them 1 inch apart.
  • Make a deep indentation with your finger in the center of each dough ball, enough to hold 1 teaspoon of lemon curd. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until the cookies are firm and lightly golden on the bottom. Remove cookies from the oven.
  • Immediately fill the indentation with a teaspoon of lemon curd. Bake again for a couple of minutes just to set the lemon curd.
  • Lightly dust the cookies with powdered sugar before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 168kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 2gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 127mgPotassium: 14mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 258IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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2 Comments

  1. Jessica says:

    I love, love these cookies. So easy to make. They also freeze very well. I just don’t make these for special occasions, but when my grandkids come to visit. Great recipe.

  2. Sharon says:

    I made these cookies today, and they are delicious. Very easy to make. Of course I had to try just one when they were cool. Just delicious. If you are a lemon lover, there are for you. This recipe is a definite keeper.

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