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Lemon Crinkle Cookies stacked grabbing one from the top with lemon pieces scattered about | kickassbaker.com

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

I love to bake with lemon in the Spring and Summer, there's no doubt about it! Lemon is bright and citrusy and brings a pop of flavor that just makes people happy, plain and simple no matter what season you're baking in. Share some lemon crinkle cookies today!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: All Recipes, Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chewy cookies, lemon, lemon cookies, lemon crinkle cookies
Servings: 26
Calories: 94kcal


  • ½ cup unsalted butter cold and cut into cubes
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest zest from 2 small lemons, approximately
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice strained, juice from 2 small lemons, approximately
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silpats and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Mix in vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Scrape sides of the bowl and mix again until well incorporated. With mixer off, add in flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda and stir until just combined. Scrape sides of bowl and stir again briefly. Pour powdered sugar onto a 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 cookies are just turning golden brown on the edges and the tops look cracked and crinkly. Remove cookies from the oven and cool on trays for 10 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.


  • Store cooled cookies in an air-tight container at room temperature up to one week
  • Cookie dough may be frozen after rolling into balls, but before rolling in powdered sugar. Bring to room temperature then roll in sugar and bake


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3.8g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Cholesterol: 16.5mg | Sodium: 38mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 8.7g
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