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Lemon Crinkle Cookies

posted by Julie Evink on February 20, 2012

As I was making these I was dreaming of the cabin, the lake, sunbathing, a gentle breezy blowing my hair….

And then I realized I was in Minnesota and it’s the middle of February. Depressing. This cookie tastes like summer. It makes me want summer. Why do I live in Minnesota?

It’s time for another Secret Recipe Club reveal date! And this little recipe is the lucky one I choose. It’s from the lovely blog Authentic Suburban Gourmet. She has a ton of yummy recipes and quite the variety, but when I was scrolling down her home page and found these Lemon Crinkle Cookies I knew I need not look any farther. They were calling my name.

I was doubtful that my hubby would like these and I didn’t think he was a lemon fan. He got all excited when he walked in the door to me making this dough. He was disappointed when I told him that he probably wouldn’t like them. Then he had to test a little dough…he got a huge grin on his face and said they taste just like orange sherbet but lemon sherbet if they made that…ya know Julie … ya know? Then after they came out of the oven he couldn’t stop shoving them in his mouth. SUCCESS!

Lemon Crinkle Cookies
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½ cups Butter, softened
1 C. Sugar
1 t. Vanilla Extract
1 Egg
1 T. Lemon Zest
1 T. Fresh Lemon Juice
¼ t. Salt
¼ t. Baking Powder
⅛ t. Baking Soda
1 ½ C. Flour
½ C. Powdered Sugar

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

2. In a stand mixer, 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 into a medium bowl. Roll a heaping teaspoon of dough into a ball and roll in powdered sugar. Place on baking sheet and press lightly to flatten slightly 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}. I found 10 minutes was perfect. Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Makes between 2 and 3 dozen cookies depending on the size. Highly recommend doubling this recipe!

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  • Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    My boyfriend’s not a fan of lemon either, but these look delicious!

  • Melissa

    These look delicious! I love the “taste of summer”–especially in the middle of winter 🙂

  • Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet }

    Glad that you liked these cookies and your hubby enjoyed them too. They are quite addictive and I too found myself having a hard time limiting it to one. Nice to meet you via SRC and glad to be part of the club with you. Look forward to exploring your site!

  • Anne@FromMySweetHeart

    These look absolutely scrumptious! I could use a little taste of summertime right about now! Nice choice! : )

  • Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes]

    I love lemon and lemony stuff. This looks amazing 🙂

  • heidi

    Who doesn’t long for summer – I know I do! They look great 🙂

  • Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny

    Great choice for SRC, these cookies look so delicious! So glad to be in Group C with you! 🙂

  • Kate

    Lucky you to get Lisa’s blog. She does indeed have wonderful recipes. Love your blog and I’ll be back to visit more 🙂

  • wendyweekendgourmet

    Godo pic…Lisa’s blog has lots of great recipes to choose from! I’m a huge fan of anything lemon lately…it’s just so fresh!

  • Eliotseats

    Love lemon anything. These cookies look delicious! Great SRC post.

  • beti

    hahaha that’s a shame since in my country it has been raining and it’s cold all day I also miss those summer days and I can’t wait to try this recipe I must say that I wasn’t a lemon lover person but I made some ricotta and lemon cookies a while back and now I can’t stop making them

  • Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It

    I’ve been wanting to make some lemon cookies for weeks! These look great!

  • Denise @ Creative Kitchen

    These cookies look and sound amazing! I love lemon anything….

    Denise @ Creative Kitchen

  • Lisa~~

    I made lemon crinkle cookies earlier this week to send in a care package to a friend’s son so I know how delicious they are. Great SRC choice.

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my Group ‘A’ SRC entry: Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites

    Cook Lisa Cook

  • Teri@thefreshmancook

    A little sunshine in the winter is always good! These look delicious. I look forward to making them! Visiting from SRC!

  • Cindy

    We all need a little sunshine in or life about now. These look delish!

  • Deanna

    Lemon DOES make me think of summer. I don’t have a go-to lemon cookie recipe, but these sure look like they could take that spot. Delicious!

  • E.K.R

    YUMMY! My husband is a lemon fiend and I made a batch of cookies really similar to these about a month ago – he devoured them so fast and asked me how soon I could bake another batch. LOL 🙂 Great to be part of Group C with you.

  • California Callie

    hmm I don’t have any idea what taste would it be this Lemon Crinkle cookies

  • wooden coat hangers

    I love lemon and lemony stuff. This looks amazing 🙂

  • California Callie

    i think i’d be able to eat a LOT of those. they are beautiful but look deliciously irresistable too. your blog always makes me hungry!

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