Lemon Cut-out Cookies

Lemon Cut-out Cookies

I used lemon essential oils to give these cookies a delicious taste, you could use any of your favourite essential oils, just make sure they are food grade.
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Course: Snack
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 30 cookies


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 drops Young Living lemon essential oil
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon milk of your choice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Grease the baking sheet and preheat oven to 400°F/ 200°C.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Blend in the eggs and essential oils and beat well.
  • Sift together the flour and baking powder and add to the creamed mixture.
  • Add the milk and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Cover and chill for 1-2 hours if you have time, otherwise place between two pieces of parchment paper and roll out.
  • Roll to 1/4 inch thick and cut with cookie cutters dipped in flour. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 6-8 minutes.


I like to put two 1/4″ wooden batons down, between the parchment papers. This allows me to roll all the cookies to the same depth. You can buy them at any hardware store. make sure they are flat sided and not round!
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Tried this recipe?Mention @PinnyandTrowel or tag #pinnyandtrowel!

Author: Tamzin

Food activist and childhood nutrition advocate Tamzin Cochrane helps the busiest of people to cook up something healthy and delicious, even after a long day. She also helps companies and schools educate around—and create a culture and environment that truly supports healthy eating. Decades in the foodservice and hospitality industry have given Tamzin a well-rounded perspective on mealtime. She is passionate about bringing back the lost art of families and friends cooking together, and she loves seeing people enjoy the amazing tastes and textures of their communal effort. Inspiring children to cook and expand there horizons on food is very important. She shares this message through virtual coaching and video courses, by speaking at corporations, schools, and events, and through her recently-released video courses. Tamzin is found most often at The Pinny and Trowel Cooking School, which she opened in early 2020, it is located in Austin TX. Tamzin was born in England, grew up in Scotland, and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband (who incidentally, is Scottish but grew up in England) and their children.

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