Monday, May 9, 2011

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

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I tried a new recipe today for these sweet, chewy, delicate, and lemony cookies. I originally saw them on Pinterest and then followed the links. They are the wining recipe submitted by Lauren Brennan at Lauren’s Latest. Com for a cookie recipe contest held by LDS Living Magazine. I thought if they were good enough to win first place they were good enough for me! I made them today and they are VERY GOOD.

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(This is the original photo of the cookies. They are much flatter than mine. The original recipe calls for softened butter. I used cold butter right from the refrigerator and so mine are a bit fatter. Either way they will taste delicious.)

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Makes 2-3 dozen
½ cups butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 whole egg
1 teaspoon lemon zest
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

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.

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I got about 32 cookies from the recipe. Next time I make them I will double it and then put some in the freezer. Also, after the cookies came out of the oven and they were cooling, I used my powder sugar shaker and gave them a quick dusting.


SimplySandi said...

Yum! I love lemon flavored cookies. I cannot wait to try this recipe.

Lynn said...

Boy they sound great, especially for this time of year:@)

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Mmmm, these look delicious! I think your cookies look better! I'd love to have a few with a cup of tea!

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FromTheHeartsOf said...

Yummy! Those look great either way.