When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade; or, you could make these lemon cookies!
I saw this recipe online and decided to try it. I have always liked things that are citrus flavored and I thought these lemon cookies would be perfect for summer. The cookies are soft light snacks, with lemon in them. We are talking about lemon here. So make the cookies and then how about some lemonade.
Summer is in the air folks, get baking!
Lemon Crinkle Cookies
Makes 2-3 dozen
½ cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 whole egg
1 tsp. lemon zest
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. baking soda
1½ cups all-purpose flour (gluten free all purpose baking flour)
½ cup powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350. Grease light colored baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray or use parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and juice. Scrape sides and mix. Stir in all dry ingredients except the powdered sugar until combined. Pour powdered sugar onto a large plate. Roll a teaspoon sized ball of dough into a bowl with the powdered sugar, roll to coat. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper and repeat with remaining dough.
Bake for 8-9 minutes or until bottoms begin to barely brown and cookies look matte. 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.