Lemon Rose Sugar Cookies

A sugar cookie, with the addition of lemon juice, lemon zest and lemon extract added for a lemony tang, and then rolled in sweet, rose petal sugar before baking.  These cookies are so pretty.  So yummy.  So soft.  And the rose petal sugar adds such a sophistication.  Totally the perfect cookie for a ladies brunch or tea, or bridal shower or baby shower…because these cookies impress!  And are totally easy to make too!

When Foodlyn sent me several different flavors of Allstar Organics Sugar, I knew I needed to pair the Rose Petal Sugar with something lemon.  And then I just so happened to have an extra lemon in the pantry that needed to be used after making THESE.  I am a sucker for a soft sugar cookie….so that’s how this recipe came about.  Why not take a yummy sugar cookie, add lemon flavor to the dough and then roll dough balls in the Rose Sugar?!  I have such great ideas sometimes 😉

The rose sugar that I rolled my cookies in is ah-mazing.  The sugar almost has like a Froot Loops kind of flavor to it!  And y’all know my love for cereal hehehe.  The consistency of the sugar is finer than granulated sugar and you can see the specks of rose petal in it.  It’s like nothing I have ever seen or tasted before!  You can use regular sugar to roll your cookies in instead I guess….(insert sad face and pouting like a 9-year old), but you are missing out.  The lemon extract from Ballard Extracts adds the perfect amount of added lemon flavor to the cookie dough too.

The best part is rolling your cookie dough balls in that yummy rose petal sugar!

Cookie dough!!!  That little bit was eaten for quality control purposes.  It’s a hard job, but someone has to do it!

Lemon Rose Sugar Cookies

Print Recipe
Serves: 13 Big Cookies Cooking Time: 12-14 minutes


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups white granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract (I used Ballard Extracts Lemon Extract)
  • zest of one lemon (heaping 1/2 teaspoon)
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Allstar Organics Rose Petal Sugar (or granulated white sugar)



In the bowl of your stand mixer, affixed with the paddle attachment, add the butter. Beat the butter on medium-high speed until light and creamy. Add the sugar to butter and beat until light and fluffy. Add the egg to the butter-sugar mixture and beat until incorporated. Add the lemon extract, lemon zest, salt and water to the wet ingredients and mix until well incorporated.


Change the mixer to low speed and slowly add the flour, baking powder and cornstarch. Mix until just incorporated. Add the lemon juice to the dough and mix until all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.


Remove the bowl from the mixer and dump the dough out onto a piece of plastic wrap. Cover the dough in the plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 30-minutes (or in the refrigerator if you want to wait a few hours to bake the cookies).


Once the dough has chilled, preheat the oven to 350-degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.


Place the rose petal sugar (or granulated sugar) in a small bowl and scoop medium sized cookie dough balls. Drop the cookie dough balls, one at a time, into the bowl of sugar, rolling the cookie dough balls in the sugar, covering them completely with sugar.


Place sugar covered cookie dough balls a few inches apart, on the prepared baking sheet.


Bake in 350-degree oven for 12-14 minutes. Remove baked cookies from the oven and let set on the cookie sheet for several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finish cooling.


Store cookies in an air tight container at room temperature.

You can kind of see the hint of pink-purple color from the rose petal sugar….

Foodlyn is your one-stop shop for so many unique and amazing food items!  Love, love, love…..

So I took these cookies to work and people LOVED them!  I had people immediately asking for the recipe (here it is Angie!!).  Sugar cookies are my favorite…How about you?!



If you would like to buy the Allstar Organics Rose Petal Sugar, click HERE.  If you would like to buy the Ballard Extracts Lemon Extract, click HERE.  Both of these items used in today’s recipe are from the wonderful, amazing FOODLYN!!


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  • Reply
    Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    June 21, 2017 at 8:27 AM

    These sound so good, Kelly! And so summer-y :). I love anything lemon and anything sugar cookie. Happy Wednesday!

    • Reply
      June 22, 2017 at 6:22 AM

      Thanks Kelsie! I figured these cookies would be perfect for the first day of Summer! Have a great week girl 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    GiGi Eats Celebrities
    June 22, 2017 at 1:05 PM

    I have a secret. I actually HATE lemon! 😮 I wonder if LIME ROSE would be good?!

    • Reply
      June 23, 2017 at 7:52 AM

      I am not big on lemon either…shhhhhh 😉 But now I want to make these Lime Rose since I have lime extract (!!!!) that I was trying to figure out how to use! Thanks for the inspiration hehehe 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    June 26, 2017 at 9:43 PM

    These sound so amazing Kelly! I can’t get over the fact that they would smell so so good 🙂 Rose petal sugar and lemon are such a great variation to the regular sugar cookie 🙂 I am going to try this soon! Have a great week ahead :*

    • Reply
      June 28, 2017 at 6:35 AM

      Thanks Deepika! These cookies were so yummy! Definitely worth buying some of the yummy Rose Sugar to make these cookies 🙂 Have a great week too!! XOXO

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