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lemon crinkle cookies. . .

i was pinteresting (yes i turned pinterest into a verb. . . just like “google”) yesterday and stumbled across this amazing lemon crinkle cookie recipe. Last night I got the urge to bake, and these hit the spot totally and completely. They’re SO GOOD, and were so easy, and they definitely reminded me that summer is just around the corner. The recipe is too tasty, and too easy not to share!

Lemon Crinkle Cookies
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.

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  • March 7, 2012 - 12:05 pm

    Julie - How dare you talk about these with me this morning and then post a photo! I want one so badly now! Scratch that, I want like 5!

  • March 7, 2012 - 1:22 pm

    Sara - Those seriously look absolutely 100% professional and perfect.

    AND TASTY. I want cookies. . . .

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