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Lemon Crinkle Cookie Recipe

These Lemon Crinkle Cookies are so simple and taste absolutely delicious. If you like lemon, you are going to love these lemon flavored delights. They are amazing.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookie recipe, Cookies, Dessert, lemon
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 107kcal


  • Baking Sheet
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Mixing Bowl
  • large plate


  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (I didn't add this because I didn't have a lemon and they were still perfect!)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup powdered sugar


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


The key to making the perfect crinkled cookies include:
  • coating the cookies in either form of sugar (powdered or cane).
  • allow the cookies to harden.


Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg