Lemon Thyme Sugar Cookies

Mother's Day is just a few short weeks away and if you are looking for something extra special to "Make and Bake" for Mom this Lemon Thyme Sugar Cookie is it!

Lemon Thyme Sugar Cookies arrange in an escargot pattern in a gray bowl with a sprig of Thyme

Beth Le Manach and Robert Mahar tasting Thyme Sugar Cookies and holding gift box

This week I'm joined by my friend, the super talented Robert Mahar who will show us how to package these cookies up into a cute DIY Cookie Tube!

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DIY Packaging from Robert Mahar for Lemon Thyme Sugar Cookies

The finishing touch is an adorable gift tag which is part of Robert's beautiful collection of paper projects for Knock Knock.

You can purchase them here or head to the Knock Knock Facebook page to enter the Sweepstakes!


 Lemon Thyme Sugar Cookies in a bowl with a sprig of Thyme

Lemon Thyme Sugar Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen
Prep Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 43 minutes

Easy Lemon Thyme Sugar Cookies in time for Mother's Day!


  • 1 cup (240 g) of unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (200 g) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoon (7.5 ml) lemon extract
  • Zest of 1 small lemon
  • 2 teaspoon (10 ml) fresh thyme, minced
  • 3 cups (360 g) flour
  • ¾ teaspoon (3.75 ml) salt
  • ¼  tsp (1.25 ml) baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) raw cane sugar or turbinado sugar


  1. Beat together butter and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add egg, lemon extract, lemon zest, and thyme. Beat to combine.
  2. Whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture in thirds, until well combined. Form dough into a ball, and flatten into a disc. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Roll out dough on a well-floured surface to about ¼ " (6mm). Cut out dough with a 3” (7.6cm) cookie cutter and transfer to a cookie sheet lined with parchment.
  5. Sprinkle each cookie with raw sugar. Bake at 350F for 12-13 mins until cookie is set. Remove from the oven and allow cookies to cool.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 10Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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