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The BEST Lemon Crinkle Cookies

The BEST lemon crinkle cookies
These cookies just earned a lifetime spot in my recipe book! They are soooo delicious! They’re the perfect spring or summer cookie since they are so light with a slice of lemon! I have a weakness for lemon and these hit the spot, not to mention, they’re super easy!
Lemon Crinkle Cookies – Makes 2 dozen
Ingredients:
1/2 cups butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar (for rolling cookie dough balls)
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease light colored baking sheets with non stick spray and set aside OR line baking sheets with parchment paper.
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.
Bake for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms begin to barely brown and cookies look matte. Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
These are super quick and easy and DELICIOUS! 
Mallory Sig
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26 Comments

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    Lynette @ My Craft Discovery
    March 14, 2013 at 2:55 am

    These look fantastic. I will have to try them soon. It’s so nice to find a recipe that calls for things I have (well except for the lemon, but that I can handle buying!)

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    Shabby chic Sandy
    March 14, 2013 at 5:28 am

    I will have to try these–my daughters and I are not huge fans of chocolate–I bet we would love these!

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    Winnie
    March 14, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Wonderful cookies!
    I looooooooove lemon flavor in cookies

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    Natasha In Oz
    March 16, 2013 at 12:22 am

    I love anything with lemon! These look amazing. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

    My Say G’day link up has just started so if you have a minute to spare please pop over and perhaps link up this delicious post!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    vintagemarigold
    March 16, 2013 at 1:59 am

    Yum! they look good! lemon makes realize spring and summer are coming!

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    Emily
    March 17, 2013 at 3:37 am

    Yum these look so good that I want to go make them RIGHT NOW! 🙂 However, I’ll wait for the time being and pin them for another day!
    ~Emily
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    cooking with curls
    March 23, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Wow…those look so good! I might just have to make those tomorrow 🙂

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    Andrea Reed
    March 25, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    These look delicious! Stopping by from I Heart Naptime 🙂

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    Megs
    April 7, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Made these twice lemon and twice as chocolate chip. That’s in about 3 weeks! My family can’t get enough of them! Thank you so much!!

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    Lizy B
    July 18, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    How in the world, with all the cookies I’ve made in my lifetime, have I never made something like this!! Lemon is my boys’ favorite flavor…need to bake these today!
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    Marilyn
    July 19, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    . I really am going to try these next week. Just need some fresh lemons. YUM.♥♫
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    Lynaea Brand
    July 22, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    I’m a sucker for lemon treats too…these look delicious. Thank you for sharing your recipe! It’s pinned at my place. (=
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    Brenda
    August 21, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Made these gluten free, awesome recipe! The cookies were chewy!! 🙂

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    Allison Depatie
    December 23, 2013 at 10:28 am

    My daughter and I made these last night and they look nothing like the picture. They stayed as balls and didn’t come out flat or crispy. They look like snowball cookies. What could we have done wrong? We followed the recipe.

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      Mallory & Savannah
      December 26, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      Hi Allison!

      Hmm… I wonder what could’ve gone wrong…? Several people have told me they’ve followed and loved the recipe. So sorry it didn’t turn out for you!

      xoxo, Mallory

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        Dawn
        April 27, 2014 at 4:40 pm

        My guess is you didn’t preheat the oven.

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          Mallory & Savannah
          April 28, 2014 at 12:08 pm

          Hi Dawn! Yep, you can see to preheat the oven in the first step! Thanks!

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    Jodie
    May 11, 2014 at 5:48 am

    I made these last night after dinner was complete; they were so simple to make and incredibly delicious! Lemon is our favorite flavor when it comes to baked goods….so pleased with these and will continue to make them again and again and again and again…. 🙂

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    Vane
    May 28, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Is it okay to use powdered sugar without corn starch?

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    Nicole
    December 24, 2016 at 9:14 am

    These are so yummy-i got a marriage proposal because of these cookies!!! I’m already married though!

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