Sunday, August 3, 2014

lemon crinkle cookies


Lemon Crinkle Cookies are the lemon version of the super delicious Chocolate Crinkle Cookie often seen around Christmas time at Cookie Exchanges. 

Have your heard of them? Better yet, have you tried them?


I hadn't heard of Lemon Crinkle Cookies until my husband told me that he saw them featured in an on-line magazine, and that they looked amazing.


So, I did a little research and found that there are a few different Lemon Crinkle Cookie recipes out there.

Although the differences in the recipes are quite subtle, they yield very different cookies! Either moist and chewy, or cakey.


I don't know about you, but we prefer moist, chewy cookies over cakey ones.

And of all the recipes I sampled over the week, this one yields the most moist, chewy Lemon Crinkle Cookie. YUM!

So grab a lemon at the market this week, 
and bake a batch of these Summer-time treats!

Here's what you'll need . . .
½ cups butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg
Zest of 1 medium lemon
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
¼ teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoons baking powder
⅛ teaspoons baking soda
1-½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cups powdered sugar

**If you like a more cakey cookie, then add 1/2 cup more flour and 1 more egg to the recipe above.

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

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, slightly flatten with your fingers making a flattened top, and then repeat with remaining dough.

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.



bon appetit!


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73 comments:

  1. so nice to see a real recipe, not one that says cake mix and pudding! these look wonderful and i look forward to tasting my own, such beautiful pics~

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    1. Hi Jain,
      I feel like a 'foodie celebrity' stopped by, after reading your incredible culinary adventure on Rattlebridge's Foodie Friday challenge. Your recipes and photos were bold and beautiful!
      Thank you for stopping by my neck of the woods.
      I hope you come by again,
      Suzanne

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  2. What a fantastic idea, I've never heard of crinkle cookies either! Love the look of the crackly outside. Definitely trying these - lemon plus a sugary crust sounds like a match made in heaven!

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    1. Thanks, Laura!
      Always smile when I see that you've stopped by!
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  3. These look like the perfect summer cookie - definitely going on my list to try.

    - The Tablescaper

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    1. Good morning, Tablescaper!
      So happy you came by again.
      Have a great weekend!
      See you Sunday,
      Suzanne

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  4. I love lemon biscuits. May have to give these ones a try.
    I like the photos.

    Kelly

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  5. I love lemon cookies!!! These look fantastic! I'd love it if you'd share them with us for Fabulous Fridays over at www.realhousemoms.com

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    1. Hi Aubrey!

      Thanks for stopping by!
      And thank you for the invitation to join Fabulous Fridays at real house moms. I'll see you then!
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  6. Suzanne, these look wonderful. I'm printing off the recipe and will plan to make a batch asap.
    Have to tell you that I've not forgotten your lovely post with the sunflowers in the blue calico pitcher. I picked up sunflowers at the store today so I can fill my blue calico pitcher. I'll be a double copycat when I make these lemon crinkle cookies. Ha! Thanks for all the inspiration! ~ Sarah

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    1. Hi Sarah!

      So happy to hear from you again!
      These lemon cookies are so easy to make. My little ones love baking them too! I hope you give them a try :0)
      Email me a photo of YOUR sunflowers. I'd love to see them1=!
      Have a beautiful week,
      Suzanne

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    2. So glad you made it to the party! I'm glad to have found you and excited to start to follow1

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  7. Oh I make chocolate crinkles so your lemon crinkles sound and look wonderful. Thanks for the recipe and for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  8. These cookies look delicious! I'm going to give them a try this weekend! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  9. Yum! I love lemon and I am making these this week! Thanks!

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    1. Hi Rachel!
      If you love lemon, then you'll love these :0)
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  10. these sound delis...going to make them this weekend!

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    1. Hi Patti!
      Thanks for coming by!
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  11. Oh, my! I'm going to have to try these! They look so yummy! I'd love for you to link these up to our All Things Thursday Link Party! Links are randomized, so there's plenty of exposure! Hope to see you there!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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    1. Hi Nici!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      And thank you for the invitation to join All Things Thursday.
      See you soon :0)
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  12. These look so good. I love lemon bars so I'm sure these will be a favorite. Your beautiful photos show them off well.

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    1. Thanks, Tammy!
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  13. I am much more a white rather than chocolate lover. These are right up my alley. I have everything to make them and will be doing so in the morning. YUM-O! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Hi Jann!
      Personally, I'm a chocoholic, but I love lemon too!
      I hope you enjoy these as much as we do :0)
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  14. My mouth literally started watering when I saw your first pic. Yumo! Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com/2013/08/fridays-five-features-no-3.html

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    1. Hi Becca!
      Thanks so much for stopping by!
      And thanks for the invitation to link up!
      See you there :o)
      Have a beautiful weekend,
      Suzanne

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    2. Thanks again for stopping by!

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  15. They look scrumptious, but I can't imagine they are any better than the Lemon Coolers I make using Duncan Hines Lemon Cake Mix with one egg and a carton of thawed cool whip. Form dough (will be sticky) into small balls, roll in powdered sugar, bake at 350 until they barely change colors (around 9-13 minutes). Remove and devour.

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    1. Hi Gayle!
      Your lemon cookies sound great too.
      I haven't heard of your recipes/ingredient combination before. Sounds interesting! I'll have to give them a try before Summer ends.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  16. I love recipes that are made from scratch. These look really delicious!

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    1. Hi Sandi!

      So happy you came by!
      Several people have also commented that they appreciate that this cookie is made from scratch. You really can taste the difference.
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  17. I love Lemon anything and your cookies look amazing! You've been Featured... thanks so much for coming to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell. http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com stop on by and grab a Featured button and I'd love to have you share again :) xoxo~ Ruthie

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    1. Thanks, Ruthie!
      I'm so excited to be featured on your site!
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  18. I'm also a fan of moist and chewy over cakey. I figure if I want cakey I'll have cake, right? LOL! This recipe is going into my "to try" group as I love lemon.

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    1. Hi Toodie!
      I hope you give these sweet cookies a try!
      They're great :0)
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  19. These look delicious! One to add to my recipe collection. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Laura,
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  20. These look like heaven!!!! And the ingredients would seem to indicate that they don't make an overwhelming amount of cookies. That would be a good thing in my house as I am the only one that could eat every little morsel while my husband could admire them and then pass them by! Gosh darn him! LOL I will bookmark this post for sure as I know it will come in handy someday! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Kadee!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      You're right, the recipe doesn't make too many . . . which my husband doesn't like, BUT it sure is great for me. I have a weakness for sweet treats, so it's best if I share them quickly as to not eat them all. lol!
      Please come by again soon.
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  21. I'm a sucker for anything citrus - these make my mouth water!!

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    1. Hi Laurel!

      Me too! (And chocolate!!!)
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  22. And yet another winning recipe from your blog! Thanks for sharing!

    Roz

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  23. OMG I need to try these!! I prefer moist and chewy cookies too :) I'm pinning this to our Less Laundry, More Linking party. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. Hi Mariely!

      Thanks again for coming by!
      See you tomorrow at Less Laundry :0)
      Suzanne

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  24. All of this love and stalking on my part really should be a crime. Thanks goodness it isn't. But seriously what can I say that I haven't said. Thanks for linking up with us at the TGIF Link Party.

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    1. You're killin' me, Aleshea :0) lol!
      Again, thank you for taking the time to visit and leave such nice comments.
      You're welcome anytime :0)
      Suzanne

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  25. These look amazing! I love lemon, and these seem like they bake up pretty quickly. Visiting from the S&S Sundays!

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  26. I have to say, by far, this is the best cookie recipe I have ever tried! Since I began making them in the late summer, my husband requests them ALL the time! I am actually headed to the mountains next week and it is the main thing my husband wants me to make and bring along. BTW-I now have to make 2 or 3 batches, because everybody loves them and they get devoured so quickly. Thank you!

    XOXO, Jess
    www.fashionlifeofmarlowe.blogspot.com

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  27. These sound wonderful! I'm making dinner for my neighbors this week. Maybe they need some cookies too. :)

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  28. I can feel the pucker already and it's amazing!

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  29. OH!!! I need a sweet fix and think these would do the trick. Must try them.

    Cathy <;)

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  30. OH!!! I need a sweet fix and think these would do the trick. Must try them.

    Cathy <;)

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  31. Oh my yummy!! These look divine! Pinned.

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  32. Suzanne I pinned these. I made lemon crinkles from another source. They were awful, they were so dry I crushed them up and made lemon bars which turned out to be a good save, but I really wanted a good cookie. I will be trying yours soon. Thanks for sharing.

    Madonna
    MakeMineLemon

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  33. Wow Suzanne. These look fab. I'm gonna have to try making these gluten free!

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  34. I can't wait to try these .... lemon tree is loaded just waiting for them to ripen ....

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  35. Stopping by from Wake up Wednesdays. These lemon crinkle cookies look absolutely delicious! Pinning!

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  36. These sound like the perfect tea party cookie, and also one my hubs would LOVE. Thank you.
    Gorgeous foodie pics!

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  37. You have done it again Suzanne, beautiful pictures with a wonderful recipe. I love the picture with the twine the best. So elegant. Sharing :)
    Blessings,
    Shari

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  38. i love crinkle cookies, but we usually make chocolate, I bet lemon would be even better

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  39. Yum! Thanks for the recipe.

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  40. Oh my those look fabulous! Just my kind of cookie! I will have to try these for sure!

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  41. I have a lemon tree in my yard and am always looking for new lemon recipes. These look so yummy! Thanks for sharing,
    Karee

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  42. YES to moist and chewy cookies / pinning this :)

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  43. Yummm your cookies look perfect! I can just about taste how soft and chewy they are!

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  44. Pretty and delicious! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites today at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday part at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/08/sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty_10.html Hope to see your prettiness again tomorrow at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  45. Oh. My. Goodness. These come out SOOOO good. Following you on facebook as of NOW!

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  46. Thanks for sharing with us at Best of the Weekend! I love lemon and haven't tried crinkle cookies yet - will be featuring these tomorrow night on my blog as well!

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  47. You where featured in the http://creativepinkbutterfly.com/pin-your-friday-favorite-6/ link party! Grab a featured button and link up to the new party! :)

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  48. Ohhh my GOODness! Lemon and crinkle cookes = a few of my favorite things! These look delish! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe, and thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us this week!

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  49. These cookies taste AMAZING! They are so much fun to make and this is probably my favorite new recipe in a very long time!

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  50. We discovered a lemon tree in our yard after moving this past year. I have been searching for lemon recipes, and made your recipe last week. They were so good! I will be keeping this recipe for sure. I like that it didn't make a ton of cookies. It was just the right amount. :)

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