Thursday, December 22, 2011

Lemon Crinkle Cookie

Okay okay, so I ran out of time. That is pretty common around the holidays, right? Luckily I made these awesome cookies a couple of weeks ago in the anticipation of presenting them on the blog in the near future. I had hoped to post another idea for a cute treat to deliver to your friends this Christmas season, but hey these will work well. In fact, as I was thinking about it, these would be a fantastic addition to any plate, tin, or bag you are delivering this season. Here are the reasons why, 1) they are GOOD; 2) they will be a nice contrast to the fudge you are taking your lovies; 3) they are yellow; 4) did I mention they are GOOD?

So make a batch of these, add them to your package of fudge and don't forget to save a few for yourself. Merry Christmas! And we'll see you next year.

Lemon Crinkle Cookies
Recipe from Lauren Brennen off LDSliving
Pictures by Caroline
yield 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

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease light colored baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

1 comment:

Zsuzs said...

I made this for xmas and everybody loved it!!! Thank you!!! Zsuzs

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