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Bright, fresh Lemon Crinkle Cookies made completely from scratch.

Lemon Crinkle Cookies made from scratch. This classic easy cookie recipe is a perfect lemon dessert for all you lemon lovers out.

These lemon crinkle cookies are made from scratch and only require an hour of chilling time, so they can be made quickly.

Lemon Crinkle Cookies made from scratch. This classic easy cookie recipe is a perfect lemon dessert for all you lemon lovers out.

Lemon is one of my favorite flavors during wintertime when other fruits are in short supply.

I like to add a bit of lemon extract as well in addition to the fresh lemon juice in order to boost that awesome lemon flavor.

Lemon Crinkle Cookies made from scratch. This classic easy cookie recipe is a perfect lemon dessert for all you lemon lovers out.

There are endless delicious ways to enjoy lemon desserts. This No Bake Lemon Cheesecake is just the beginning.

Classic Lemon Bars, Lemon Ricotta Cheesecakes, and this Lemon Blackberry Yogurt Cake should all be on your baking list as well!

Lemon Crinkle Cookies made from scratch. This classic easy cookie recipe is a perfect lemon dessert for all you lemon lovers out.

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

  1. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, lemon juice and lemon extract.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt until combined. Add dry ingredients to the wet and stir until well mixed. Add yellow food coloring if desired. Chill the dough for at least one hour or up to several days.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 F. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the powdered sugar until thickly coated and place on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 350 F for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges. Cool on the sheet for several minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely. Store tightly covered for several days or freeze for several weeks.
Lemon Crinkle Cookies made from scratch. This classic easy cookie recipe is a perfect lemon dessert for all you lemon lovers out.

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

4 from 1 vote
Bright, fresh Lemon Crinkle cookies made completely from scratch.
Prep Time: 1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 32 mins
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 cookies

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • yellow food coloring if desired
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar to roll dough

Instructions

  • Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, lemon juice and lemon extract.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt until combined. Add dry ingredients to the wet and stir until well mixed. Add yellow food coloring if desired. Chill the dough for at least one hour or up to several days.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and roll in the powdered sugar until thickly coated and place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 F for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned on the edges. Cool on the sheet for several minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely. Store tightly covered for several days or freeze for several weeks.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie · Calories: 131kcal · Carbohydrates: 29g · Protein: 2g · Fat: 1g · Saturated Fat: 1g · Trans Fat: 1g · Cholesterol: 19mg · Sodium: 94mg · Potassium: 35mg · Fiber: 1g · Sugar: 16g · Vitamin A: 38IU · Vitamin C: 1mg · Calcium: 39mg · Iron: 1mg
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Lemon Crinkle Cookies made from scratch. This classic easy cookie recipe is a perfect lemon dessert for all you lemon lovers out.

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  1. Heather says

    Can the dough be frozen and baked later?
    How long do the cookies stay soft for?

    I love this recipe!

  2. Sharon says

    4 stars
    These are great! Nibbling on my first warm ones out of the oven right now. A nice mild lemon flavor. I might kick up the extract next time, but that’s personal preference. I took them out at 12 minutes and they are perfectly crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. Saving this recipe for sure!

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