Old Fashioned Lemon Sugar Cookies

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Old Fashioned Lemon Sugar Cookies

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
Zest from one lemon
Juice of one lemon juice
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 large whole eggs

Preheat oven to 350°.
Sift flour, baking soda, and salt into a bowl and set aside.
Put sugars and lemon zest in your mixer and mix at medium speed for about 30 seconds (until well blended). Add butter, mix at medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 1 to 2 minutes. Mix in eggs, one at a time, at medium speed, then add lemon juice and continue mixing at medium speed for about 30 seconds.
Reduce speed and gradually add flour mixture. Mix until just combined.

Chill mixture for at least 15 minutes.

Drop cookie dough onto non-stick cookie sheets spaced 2 inches apart. Place remaining cookie mixture in refrigerator and cookie sheet(s) in freeze for 15 minutes. Using the flat bottom of a drinking glass, press the cookies till about 1/2 inch thick. If desired, sprinkle cookies with colored sugar and brush lightly with wet pastry brush. Sprinkle with more sugar to taste.

Return to freezer for approximately 5 minutes. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Let cool on sheets for 3 minutes and transfer cookies to cookie rack and cool. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.