Lemon-Slice Sugar Cookies

A yellow and white background with sugar cookies and small flowers are shown. 4 are made to look like lemon slices and 4 are cut in half to look like lemon wedges.

Lemon-Slice Sugar Cookies

Spring is here and the promise of summer is just around the corner. With these perfectly soft and chewy sugar lemon-slice sugar cookies– you can bake up a delicious batch of summertime, any time of year!

For me, summer is synonymous with sunshine, clear blue skies, and the sweet and refreshing taste of a glass of lemonade. Not to mention, get-togethers with good food, amazing drinks, and delectable desserts.

Read on for the full step-by-step guide to make these delicious lemon-slice sugar cookies for your next shindig!

Ingredients needed to make lemon-shaped sugar cookies: sugar cookie recipe, sugar, milk, butter and more, fondant.

Things You Will Need:

Yields: 12 to 20 cookies, depending on how many you cut in half

Cookies cut into circles and half circles and placed on a lined baked sheet.

Sugar cookie circles being cut in half by butter knife.

Cookies cooling on a baking rack.

Step 1:

Ready to make these lemon-slice sugar cookies? Preheat your oven according to your cookie dough’s recipe. Roll out your cookie dough so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick and cut out circles that are about 2 inches in diameter.

Using a butter knife, cut some of the cookie circles in half. Bake according to directions and allow to cool before decorating.

While the cookies cool, you can make your buttercream. Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, sugar and milk. Once the ingredients are well-combined and form semi-stiff peaks, scoop into a frosting bag.

Yellow fondant is rolled out and cookies are piled up. Circles are being cut out with a cookie cutter to place on top of cookies.

Fondant being placed onto sugar cookies.

Step 2:

Roll out your fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Using the same cookie cutter you used for your cookies, cut out circles. Cut some of them in half (the same amount that you cut for your cookies).

Press the fondant pieces on each cookie.

Yellow fondant is pressed onto cookies and ready to be iced.

Cookie shown with fondant and a buttercream circle is traced around the yellow fondant circle.

A yellow and white background with little yellow flowers, cookies and half cookie wedges placed on top. Iced and they look like lemon wedges and lemon slices ready to eat!

Step 3:

With your buttercream, pipe a border on top of each cookie. For the “full lemon slices,” pipe out an “X” right across the cookie, then one horizontal line and a vertical line.

For the “half lemon slices,” pipe out 4 diagonal lines, mirroring each other.

Serve and enjoy!

Close up of lemon slices and wedges sugar cookies, iced and ready to eat on a yellow and white background.

Pocket Full of Sunshine

These lemon slice sugar cookies are just begging to be enjoyed for your next picnic, potluck, or pool party. They’re even perfect for kids birthday parties, tea times, and more! Especially for ones who love sugar cookies, these lemon-slice sugar cookies will hit the spot!

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But don’t think these are a summertime only treat – bring a little summer sunshine into your kitchen year-round with a fresh batch. You know how grey and dreary it can get throughout the year.

Do you love sugar cookies?

Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!

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  1. These bright, adorable cookies just scream summer! Bring out the lemonade! These would make a lovely addition to an outdoor party.

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