Posted by: MissCarlotta | July 27, 2011

When life gives you lemons…. make Lemon Crinkles!

Lemon, so refreshing and spring of a flavor.  And something decidedly not chocolate.   While I’ve made a few different varieties of these in the past this recipe is from here.

Lemon Cookies are like a little ball of sunshine in your cookiejar

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease light colored baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Now if you did like I did and over mixed your dough… just stick the bowl in the fridge for a couple hours to help stiffen it up.  I also added a couple drops of yellow food coloring to give it a little more yellow pop!

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