Friday, March 9, 2012

Y3W: Lemon Crinkle Cookies


Lemon Crinkle Cookies

I cannot take credit for this recipe. It's not an old family recipe, but I found it off Pinterest and couldn't resist sharing! It won the LDS Living cookie contest and is worth making, trust me!

Ingredients:
  • ½ cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoons baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cups powdered sugar
Directions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Grease light colored baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. 
  • Whip in vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and juice. Scrape sides and mix again. 
  • Stir in all dry ingredients slowly until just combined, excluding the powdered sugar. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again briefly. 
  • Pour powdered sugar onto a large plate. 
  • Roll a heaping teaspoon of dough into a ball and roll in powdered sugar. Place on baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms begin to barely brown and cookies look matte {not melty or shiny}. 
  • Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
*If using a non-stick darker baking tray, reduce baking time by about 2 minutes. 

I doubled the recipe and still got about 3 dozen or so cookies. If you do double the recipe it works out to use the zest and juice of 1 medium lemon so it worked out perfectly! 

I hope you enjoy, everyone in my family who tried them loved them! 

11 comments:

  1. This sounds so yummy and I think I have all the ingredients! yay!

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    1. Did you give them a try? They will disappear fast!

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  2. I'm going to have to try these this weekend! Cookies don't last long in this house.

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  3. Looks great! So many people are finding great recipes on Pinterest!

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  4. This recipe looks so good Seems like a perfect spring or summer cookie recipe, to me. I'm bookmarking it and it's going on my "to do" list! thanks for sharing it!

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    1. I'm so glad you're going to give it a try - enjoy!

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