Lemon Wafer Refrigerator Cookies

Lemon Wafer Cookies
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  • 20 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yield: 6 Dozen (72 Servings)
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How to Make It

Cream butter and sugar then beat in the lemon zest and lemon juice. Add egg and beat well.

Combine the flour, salt , and soda in another bowl; whisk to blend. 

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.

Wrap the logs in waxed paper and refrigerate the dough until firm.

Preheat oven to 400 F. Slice the logs into thin wafers (about 1/8-inch thick) and place on a greased cookie sheet.

Lower heat to 350 F and bake the thin cookies for about 5 minutes.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 71
Total Fat 4 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Unsaturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 19 mg
Sodium 110 mg
Carbohydrates 9 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 1 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)