Soft Lemon Olive Oil Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting


These Soft Lemon Olive Oil Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting have an exterior sweet crunch and a soft inside that'll melt in your mouth. Easy to make, sweet to eat, and a joy to share!

What is Batistini Farms?

Batistini Farms is a family-operated and owned company (aka my family's business hehe). My parents love working closely with our small family farmers in the countrysides of Italy (that have become close friends over the years). They offer award-winning extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegars, ancient Tuscan grain pastas, herbs, Cerignola olives, and more! Rooted in family to produce high quality Italian products!

What makes their 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oils different?

Every single olive oil is handcrafted from fresh organic olives and cold extracted within 24 hours of harvest. The olives are grown in rich soil, sustainable farming practices, and pruning techniques that yield thriving terroir from their family estate olive grove.

The difference? It is the most fresh olive oil you'll ever taste! They provide a dark bottle to keep the olive oil from spoiling and a harvest date to keep you informed that you have the most recent olive oil harvest!

In every bottle of Batistini Farms' olive oil, you'll be able to explore the fruitiness, green leaves, almonds, herbs, etc. with a bittersweet tingling piquant finish that is signature to a true, authentic 100% extra virgin olive oil.

What makes Ancient Tuscan Grains different?

Rich in history and tradition, our products are made from Soft Wheat Verna (advisable for people who suffer from food intolerances) or Durum Wheat Senatore Cappelli, that is ground at their mill after very careful selection.Producing only USDA Organic grains that are ground through stone milling and handcrafted into pasta on their single family estate.

  • USDA Organic
  • Low Glycemic
  • KETO
  • Vegan
  • Naturally High in Protein
  • Naturally High in Fiber
  • Stone Milling Seeds to Flour
  • Cutting by Bronze
  • Traditional Slow Drying of Pasta

Why is stone milling very important?

By stone milling the whole grain at a low speed, it reduces the overheating of the millstone and flour without damage to any lipid vitamin properties. Through stone milling, we are preserving germ in the external part which contains valuable nutritional substances like Vitamin E and B, Mineral Salts like Phosphorus, Potassium and Magnesium, as well as Fibers and Antioxidants, that is often lost in the refining process of many brands on the grocery shelves.

Where can I find Batistini Farms?

You can shop online at, or click here, to shop all their products. They also have a limited selection of the 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars available in Whole Foods Market across the East Coast!

Now, it’s time to grab our aprons and begin baking deliciousness! ’till next time! xxL

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Soft Lemon Olive Oil Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Easy to make, sweet to eat, and a joy to share!



Servings: 10-12

For the Lemon Cookies:

  • 3/4 cup Batistini Farms USDA Organic Lemon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Cane Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 3 cups Batistini Farms USDA Organic Ancient Tuscan Grain Flour
  • 1/4 tsp. Cream of Tartar
  • 1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tbsp. Water
  • 2 tsp. Lemon Juice
  • Zest of 1 Lemon

For the Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter, room temp
  • 4 oz. Cream Cheese, room temp
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • Zest of a Lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt together.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the olive oil, egg, and sugar until creamy, about 1 minute. Add in the water, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
  4. Fold together the two mixture until well-combined.
  5. Using a large ice cream scooper, use 2 tbsp. cookie dough per cookie. Place on the prepared pan 2" apart.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until set.
  7. When done baking, use the back of a spoon to press down in the center of each cookie for the frosting. Let cool completely.
  8. In the meantime, make the frosting by beating the softened cream cheese and butter until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  9. Gradually add in the powdered sugar. Once incorporated, beat on high speed for 3-4 minutes, or until fluffy.
  10. Fold in the vanilla extract and lemon zest. Add milk, if you want a softer consistency.
  11. Spread a generous scoop of the frosting into the center of each cookie. Decorate with lemon zest, sprinkles, and a tiny slice of lemon. Enjoy! 

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