Thursday, July 7, 2011

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

I got this recipe from Aunt Cathy, but I also found it here.   They are AWESOME.  Cathy makes them even better by making a thick(ish) lemon glaze to put on top.  So yum.

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
1½ 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 9-11 mins. 

I make a glaze of powdered sugar and lemon juice and put it in a ziplock and snip off the corner and squeeze a swirlly line of it on each cookie. YUM, Best Part!!!

1 comment:

AdaMandy said...

Mmm these sound so good. I'm gonna have to try them. I LOVE anything lemon/lime flavored.