Before I found the recipe for these amazing Lemon Crinkle Cookies, I used to ask my husband what kind of cookies he wanted me to bake. He would say, “Chocolate Chip. What other kind is there?” But I got tired of chocolate chip and branched out. To THESE. Now these are the whole family’s number one choice. They are just so lightly lemon and so NOT from a cake mix. You’ve gotta try them. Your relatives will think you are really something.
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 whole egg
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Oven = 350.
Combine butter and sugar in mixer. Add vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Combine dry ingredients (excluding powdered sugar) separately and then add to sugar mixture.
Place powdered sugar in a bowl. Roll dough into quarter-sized balls and roll in powdered sugar.
Bake 9-11 minutes or until bottoms look like they might brown. Cool on trays about 3 min. before moving to cooling rack.
*Sixteen-year-old informed me yesterday that she ate so many she thinks she will turn into a lemon crinkle!
This recipe was created by Lauren at Lauren’s Latest. She is some kind of lemon genius. http://www.laurenslatest.com/lemon-crinkle-cookies/