Yield: 36 cookies

Lemon Gooey Butter Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes

Thick, moist, and flavorful describe these delicious Lemon Gooey Butter Cookies. Made from scratch, a cake mix option is included below!


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, cream cheese, and granulated sugar until creamy, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add in eggs and lemon extract, beat until fluffy. Add lemon zest.
  3. Mix in flour, salt, and baking powder until well combined.
  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Once chilled, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Scoop out cookie dough with a 2 Tbsp scoop. If your hands are sticky, dip them in the powdered sugar first. Drop cookie dough into powdered sugar and roll in sugar until generously coated.
  7. Place on baking sheet and bake for 11-13 minutes. Remove and cool completely on wire rack.
  8. Enjoy.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cookie

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 97mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice

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