Sunday, August 7, 2011

lemon crinkle cookies--the best ever!

These cookies left me speechless.


They are the best cookies I've ever had and if I were to ever open up a shop or something, these would be my signature treat.

I'd make a thousand a day and sell them for $.25 each.

Business men and women, children walking home from school, moms, teachers and everyone and anyone would know that for a mere quarter, they could get the world's greatest cookie.

Aren't they so adorable all rolled in  sugar! :)

Jihane's lemon crinkle cookies.  :o)

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Lemon Crinkle Cookies
--Adapted from Tasty Kitchen
  • ½ cups Butter, Softened
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest (I used 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice (I used 1.5--next time, 2)
  • 1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ⅛ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ½ cups Powdered Sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 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 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.

3. 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.

4.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.


  1. awe, your intro to your recipe reminds me of the Princess and the Frog. i bet they're delicious.

  2. I have never had crinkle cookies in lemon - such great idea!

  3. They look so pretty!

  4. They look so pretty!

  5. Velva-Tomatoes on the VineAugust 22, 2011 at 6:59 AM

    These are just the kind of cookies I adore. I have no doubt that these are delicious. if you sell them they will come. :-)


  6. Those look so delicious and pretty!



  7. Kitchen BelleiciousAugust 22, 2011 at 6:59 AM

    it looks like the best cookie ever! I love the texture of a cookie with the flavor of lemon! Perfection

  8. yay! i know you'll love them!

  9. I love anything lemon....Your signature treat has reeled me in....I have got to try these.

  10. Well, you sold me on these! I'm bookmarking them to make for church next Sunday! :)

  11. Happened to stumble across your blog and these stopped me in my tracks, they look great! And your description is tempting! Will try them out pretty soon!

  12. mm mmm mmmm! i love that these are completely from scratch!
    you sold me! they look great

  13. Holly@LifeasaLofthouseAugust 22, 2011 at 6:59 AM

    I LOVE lemon! These sound delish!

  14. I'm putting these on my list! One of my boys loves lemony cookies, and these sound wonderful. :)

  15. That is a very strong endorsement! I will buy two!

  16. sounds like refreshing sweetness, wonderful flavor I bet.

  17. These do look delicious! I love lemon cookies, especially when they're soft and rolled in powdered sugar. I would definitely drop a few quarters your way to get some. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  18. Mmmmm...I want some. I love lemon.

  19. Bump them up! I promise they're so good! :)

  20. Bump them up! I promise they're so good! :)

  21. Your cookies are gorgeous! I've had these on my to be tried list for ages. After reading your description, I need to bump them all the way to the top!

  22. These look wonderful. I love anything lemon and crinkle cookies with their powdered sugar are always favorites. Will have to try these!

  23. I love lemon and these look amazing!

  24. yumarama, these are the bomb, thx for the recipe!

  25. Made these the other day, and they were delicious. The only thing that I will do next time, is decrease the amount of sugar as I feel that they are too sweet. Thanks for the recipe.

  26. This cookies is truly a unique variation from other traditional cookie. These cookies taste terrific, are fun to make, and make great gifts. Thanks for sharing the recipe of this extraordinary cookie.

  27. I made these and the batter tastes very lemony but when I baked them, they seemed to loose their strong lemony taste and for some reason the powdered sugar melted into the cookie...any reason for this??? Or what could I do??? I did decrease the sugar and I added 2 tsp of lemon zest and 2 TBSP juice of a real lemon...

    1. I'm glad you tried these cookies! I would add some lemon extract next time? That would probably punch up the lemon flavor. As far as the sugar melting into the cookie, I think maybe you should really dredge them when you roll them into the sugar. Hope this helps! :)

  28. Have you ever added instant vanilla pudding to the dough?

  29. Okay,...these are awesome!!! Thanks for the recipe! :-)