Lemon Wafer Refrigerator Cookies

Lemon Wafer Cookies
Lemon Wafer Cookies. Iain Bagwell/Stockbyte/Getty Images
  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 6 Dozen (72 Servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
71 Calories
4g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 Dozen (72 Servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 71
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
Protein 1g
Calcium 14mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These lemon refrigerator cookies are mixed then shaped into logs to be chilled. The wafers are thin and bake quickly.

Fill them with a creamy filling or make them larger for ice cream sandwiches.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract, optional
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 15 3/4 ounces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Cream butter and sugar then beat in the lemon zest and lemon juice. Add egg and beat well.
  3. Combine the flour, salt , and soda in another bowl; whisk to blend. 
  4. Gradually blend the flour mixture into the butter and sugar mixture. Shape the dough into 2 "logs," each about 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
  5. Wrap the logs in waxed paper and refrigerate the dough until firm.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 F. Slice the logs into thin wafers (about 1/8-inch thick) and place on a greased cookie sheet.
  7. Lower heat to 350 F and bake the thin cookies for about 5 minutes.

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