Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

1/2 cup Butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup powdered sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 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 of bowl and mix again. Stir in all dry ingredients (except powdered sugar) slowly until just combined. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again briefly.
3. 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.
4. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until bottom of cookies begin to barely brown and cookies have a matte finish (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.

These cookies were absolutely delicious. Possibly my best cookies ever made. They were perfectly chewy and crunchy and soft all at the same time. The only thing I wish I had done differently is put in more lemon zest and less sugar so there was more lemon taste and less sugar cookie. 

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Nicki said...

There is something refreshing about a lemon cookie, different from the warm sensation of say a gingerbread or peanut butter cookie, the lemon leaves that little hint of tang in the mouth. These look very good.

Dina Lettre said...

Oooh, those sound (and look) divine!

Nina said...

Hi Yolanda, your cookies look delicious! I like to bake things with lemon - I've bern looking for a something sweet to bake ~ and here you come with the recipe for me :) Thank you ~ Have a Sunny and Joyous Easter,

Barbara said...

Very refreshing, I've never heard of lemon cookies before. They look delicious!


Kim Cunningham said...

Those look great! I bet that taste wonderful with a cup of hot tea!

Tamar SB said...

Love the name and they look delicious too!

Lisa Lynn said...