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
1/2 cups butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
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)
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!
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!)
I will have to try these–my daughters and I are not huge fans of chocolate–I bet we would love these!
I looooooooove lemon flavor in cookies
Yum! they look good! lemon makes realize spring and summer are coming!
I love anything with lemon! These look amazing. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.
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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!
Wow…those look so good! I might just have to make those tomorrow 🙂
These look delicious! Stopping by from I Heart Naptime 🙂
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!!
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!
They’re seriously amazing! So glad you found them! 😉
. I really am going to try these next week. Just need some fresh lemons. YUM.♥♫
I’m a sucker for lemon treats too…these look delicious. Thank you for sharing your recipe! It’s pinned at my place. (=
Made these gluten free, awesome recipe! The cookies were chewy!! 🙂
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.
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!
My guess is you didn’t preheat the oven.
Hi Dawn! Yep, you can see to preheat the oven in the first step! Thanks!
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…. 🙂
Is it okay to use powdered sugar without corn starch?
These are so yummy-i got a marriage proposal because of these cookies!!! I’m already married though!