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Simple Lemon Crinkle Cookies Recipe

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lemon crinkle cookies are a fun spring cookie to make with the kids or bring to a party.

These cookies are addicting bites of sweet lemon heaven.

And quick to make. Mix em, roll em and bake. No fridge chilling time required.

Don’t confuse this recipe with cake mix cookies. Those are puffier and look much different when finished.

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We don’t use cake mixes (hardly ever) This recipe does produce a crinkle but not as pronounced as the puffy cake mix cookies.

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We think that is fine. And we love these cookies. We are sure you will also enjoy these.

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Lemon Crinkle Cookie Recipe:

This is a simple recipe for lemon crinkle cookies you are sure to love. Full of fresh lemon zing with a sweet powdered sugar top. So delish!

Below is our printable recipe card complete with tips to get that crinkle just right and a recipe demonstration video.

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Lemon Crinkle Cookies are a fun spring cookie to make with the kids or bring to a party. These cookies are addicting bites of sweet lemon heaven.

Your Printable Recipe Card:

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Yield: 30 cookies

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This is a simple recipe for lemon crinkle cookies you are sure to love. Full of fresh lemon zing with a sweet powdered sugar top. So delish!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup softened butter
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 Cup powdered sugar

Instructions

Prep:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment or silicone mat. If you have neither of these oil the pan.

Make the Lemon Cookie Dough:

  1. Cream the butter and sugar In a stand mixer.creaming butter and sugar
  2. Add the lemon juice, zest, egg and vanilla.
  3. Mix together until combined.mixing wet ingredients-lemon cookies
  4. Add in the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda into the mixer.
  5. Mix on low until cookie dough forms.
  6. Spread powdered sugar on a small flat plate.
  7. Pinch off a piece of dough
  8. Roll into a one inch ball.
  9. roll the ball of dough through the powdered sugar until evenly coated.lemon cookie dough rolled in powdered sugar
  10. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet.
  11. Repeat until baking sheet has 15 cookies in four rows of three.lemon cookies ready to bake


Finish:

  1. Bake at 350 degrees F for 9 to 10 minutes.
  2. When the tops barely start to brown remove from oven.
  3. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes until they start to crinkle.
  4. Once crinkled Sift powdered sugar over tops.sifting powdered sugar on lemon cookies
  5. Transfer to cooling rack.
  6. Cookie bottom close up. .bottom of lemon cookies light brown

Notes

Crinkling is a result of several factors. These are not cake mix cookies so the result is not a puffy cracked cookie. But you can encourage better crinkling with these tips.

Tips for Crinkling:

  • Never omit either the baking soda or baking powder in this recipe. They must both act together to give you crinkling.
  • Roll the cookies in granulated sugar prior to rolling them in the powdered sugar.
  • Keep dough at Room Temperature.
  • If you have a hot oven reduce the temperature to 325 Degrees F.
  • Bake one baking sheet at a time in the middle of the oven.

Nutrition Information

Yield

30

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 86Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 14mgSodium 61mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 0gSugar 9gProtein 1g

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Lemon Crinkle Cookies are a fun spring cookie to make with the kids or bring to a party. These cookies are addicting bites of sweet lemon heaven.
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Lemon Crinkle Cookies are a fun spring cookie to make with the kids or bring to a party. These cookies are addicting bites of sweet lemon heaven.

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Having trouble getting the cracked top just right? This article by Food Hacks has some info you might find useful.

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