Sunday, July 29, 2012

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

I saw this recipe on pinterest and had to try it.  It is a quick and easy cookie recipe and so so good.  We all seem to be obsessed with lemons as well, so I wanted to share.

Lemon Crinkle Cookies
Makes 2-3 dozen

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.

credit to:
Lauren Brennan;


Tricia said...

Yum! Yum! Yum! I think I may have to make me some this weekend. We'll see if anyone else gets to eat them. Thanks for sharing!

Heather said...

abe asked me if i had a lemon cookie recipe. he looooooves lemon (and somehow i missed out on the joy of lemon Nelson trend). So - i was thrilled when i found this recipe right up here at the top. Abe will be so very glad. Thanks for sharing.

Amy D. said...

these are super yummy! We made them when we had a lemon tree in California. Smiles from everyone. Like sunshine in a cookie. Thanks for posting the recipe here!