Award Winning Lemon Crinkle Cookies

These cheerful cookies, with their fresh lemon flavor, have Spring written all over them.  Of course, that shouldn’t stop you from making them any time of year, because they’re absolutely delicious.  I have a lemon cookie recipe that uses a cake mix, but these are so much better!  And it really doesn’t take much more time to make them from scratch.

I’m a soft and chewy cookie person, so I love that these cookies stay soft for several days.  This is one of the easiest, tastiest cookie recipes I’ve tried, and a nice change from the chocolate and chocolate chips varieties I usually make.  You really should bake up a batch right away!

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Award Winning Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 2-3 dozen

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-½ cups flour
  • ½ cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Whip in vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and juice. Scrape sides and mix again.
  4. Stir in all dry ingredients slowly until just combined, excluding the powdered sugar. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again briefly.
  5. Pour powdered sugar onto a large plate. Roll a heaping teaspoon of dough into a ball and roll in powdered sugar.
  6. Place on baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.
  7. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until cookies and cracked on top.
  8. Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
http://www.letsdishrecipes.com/2012/03/award-winning-lemon-crinkle-cookies.html

Who Dished It Up First: This cookie won first place in the Best Cookie Contest at LDS Living Magazine.

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Comments

  1. The sound wonderful and perfect for spring! Thanks!

  2. Mmmmm….they look delish! Happy Spring!

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  3. Looks yummy! :o)

    Cheryl

  4. I was recently given some lemons from a friend’s garden and didn’t know what to make with them. So I started looking up some recipes on Pinterest and came across this recipe. Tonight, I made them and they are absolutely fabulous! Can’t wait to share them with friends! Thanks for sharing the recipe!!

  5. i have a request for a lemon dessert for a wedding…think these would freeze well?

  6. Made these for a cookie bake off at work. They were a great hit. I drizzled lemon icing over them. Delicious!!!!

  7. Hello, i’m writing from Italy. I tasted your lemon crinkle cookies, and they are delicious! I then made a little change to your recipe and got these…Simo LoveCooking – Lemon crinkle cookies

    Cheers!

  8. Just made them and I love them! It is a welcome change from the chocolate ones or the ginger ones I usually make, and the zest gives them a lot of lemon flavour, mmm. They are soft but I can’t tell if they stay soft for days: they were gone too fast ;)

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