Lemon Yogurt Cookies

lemon cookies
  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 48 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
55 Calories
2g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 48 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 55
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Calcium 16mg 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.)

A light lemon cookie recipe made with lemon yogurt. Using yogurt keeps the cookies moist while reducing the amount of fat and calories. These cookies have less than 70 calories each and only 2 grams of fat, making them a relatively low-calorie treat, as long as you don't eat more than a couple!

If you like lemon cookies but aren't sure about this one, scroll down for more lemon cookie recipes to try. This lemon yogurt cookie recipe is courtesy of the Wheat Foods Council.


  • 3 cups cake flour OR 2 1/2 cups plus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup low-fat lemon yogurt
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice

Steps to Make It

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 F.

  2. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, combine sugar, yogurt, eggs, oil, lemon peel and lemon juice; stir until well blended. Add dry ingredients; stir until dry ingredients are moistened.

  4. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2 inches apart on baking sheet coated with non-stick spray. Bake for 9 to 12 minutes or until edges are slightly brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from baking sheet to wire rack and cool completely.