Learn how to make some delicious Lemon Thyme Sugar Cookies one of my favorite Lemon Dessert Recipes. It’s a perfect gift idea in time for Mother’s Day and then learn how to package them up in a cute DIY Mother’s Day Craft thanks to my uber talented friend Robert Mahar.

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Makes 2 dozen 3” cookies

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

Beat together butter and sugar with an electric mixture until fluffy. Add egg, lemon extract, lemon zest and thyme. Beat to combine.
Whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.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.Roll out dough on a well-floured surface to about ¼ “. Cut scalloped circles (3” in diameter) and transfer to a cookie sheet lined with parchment. Sprinkle each cookie with the raw sugar.

Bake for 12-13 mins until cookie is set. Remove from the oven and allow cookies to cool.

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  1. The cookies and packaging are fabulous! Great job to both of you. I learned something new today, there is "lemon" basil, that is a new one for me. Blessings, Peggy

  2. As always, the video was lovely and makes everything look so incredibly fabulous! Love the stamp kit! Great idea to finish the perfect gift.

  3. Loved this Beth and Robert! The packaging would’ve also looked great with raffia ribbon, a sprig of the lemon thyme with the label.

  4. Beth, very nice cookie container. But I would eat all the cookies before they make their way into the cookie container.

  5. Beth
    You really are the greatest! I have watched and learned how to make many of your receipes. You made french macarons, sea salted caramel chocolate skillet cake, crepes, lunch packing and these lemon thyme cookies and many more recipes that I can't remember, look easy. they were all as you explained and everyone thought I was a culinary genius. THANK YOU.

  6. What a fun and easy project. My mom has been wanting me to bake again. I'll start with this. Ratio is very simple. Thank you Beth! So glad I found you

  7. Loved this! He did a great job at explaining everything and making it seem attainable! He also has such a smooth and relaxing voice! This was fun!

  8. Omg, this recipe is perfect! It's so hard to to find gifts for my mother but every time my mother goes to whole foods she grabs lemon thyme cookies. I'm going to bake these for her, as well as make breakfast using your quiche recipe.

  9. Everything in your videos has a very familiar 'air' to it!! – Love it…. I make similar cookies but using olive oil and 1-2 tablespoon of milk instead of butter.

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