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Lemon Crinkle Cookies

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Just like chocolate crinkle cookies, but made with lemon! Fresh out of the oven, these taste like lemon bars. If you like lemon, then you will love these cookies!

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
  • 1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ⅛ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ½ cups Powdered Sugar

Preparation

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.

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 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.

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Yvette Novak on 9.12.2012

Lauren,
These cookies were absolutely wonderful.
My husband said they are a new Top Ten Recipe!

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tabithablogs on 12.21.2011

I’ve made these twice and I’m about to make them again! This time I think I’ll try making them “pink lemonade” style with some strawberry extract and maybe tiny bits of strawberry or juice? With pink sprinkles!

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Cheesy Pennies on 3.3.2011

I am definitely going to try these. I have a lemon tree that’s going nuts, and they sound fantastic!

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katejudy311 on 3.3.2011

These are just what I have been craving. I can’t wait to give them a try! Looks delicious!

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amycookie on 2.25.2013

These are yummy, but not quite lemony enough for me.

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janette995 on 12.21.2012

Loved these! I will definitely make again. I doubled both the lemon juice and the lemon zest and it was perfect. I may add more next time. Sprinkled powdered sugar on top.

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Stephanie Deal on 8.30.2012

These are very yummy and super easy to make. Love them. Personally, I did up the lemon juice and zest and I used a silpat. Mine looked just like yours did and one batch was soft and the other batch a little crispier (since I cooked them 2 min longer). :) Thx!!

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runningmom on 8.25.2012

Word of caution. You should not be alone in the house when you make these. It is unsafe as you cannot eat just one! These are great and never last long in the house. They were a big hit at teacher appreciation day.

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joswald on 4.11.2012

These were fantastic. I added a little more zest because I really love lemon. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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