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!

  • 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
  • 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! 


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

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

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

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

  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!

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


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