Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

 While I am fully embracing the onset of fall, I completely understand if you're not.  In fact, to help ease you into it, I thought I'd send one more summer treat before the apple/pumpkin/winter squash frenzy is in full force.
 Am I the only one that things of summer when I think of lemon?  Is lemon even considered a seasonal summer fruit?  It's just so bright, fresh, and yellow like the sun.  These are the kind of cookies I want to pack on a picnic where there are going to be volleyball games and watermelon seed spitting contests.
I found these tender and tangy gems at Pam's fabulous blog.  If you haven't been by her site, you're seriously missing out.  I pin just about everything she posts.

Lemon Crinkle Cookies
For the Love of Cooking


1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened
1 cup of white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp fresh lemon zest
1 1/2 cups of flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup of powdered sugar


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silpat mat.

In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together with a mixer until creamy. Add the vanilla, egg, lemon juice, and lemon zest and beat until smooth and well mixed. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together until well combined. Slowly add the flour mixture to the lemon mixture until mixed. The dough will be very sticky. Place into the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes or until firm enough to roll into balls.

Roll the dough into small balls then toss in the bowl of powdered sugar until evenly coated. Place the balls on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Place into the oven and bake for 9-11 minutes.
Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on a wire rack for at least 7 minutes to set.

Serve the cookies immediately


belleau kitchen said...

I totally agree. Lemons are the taste if summer. These cookies look perfect and whilst summer has most definitely come and gone here in the UK these little gems would do wonders to revive the feeling of warmer days. X

Debbie said...

Love, love, lemon cookies. These look delicious. I love lemon cakes too. Pam has a great blog and I've tried many of her recipes with success!!!!

Barbara said...

I'm going to have to check Pam's blog out, because any cookie made with fresh lemon juice and zest is going to right up my alley!
Lemon all year long is my motto.

Pam said...

How sweet are you!!! Thanks for the kind words and link. Also, thanks for reminding me how yummy these cookies are!

Joanne said...

Lemons are always enigmas to me in a way because they taste like summer but are in season during the winter! Weird. Either way, these cookies sound delicious. Sweet and tangy chewy cookie heaven.

Mary said...

These sound wonderful and I can't wait to give them a try. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Reeni Pisano said...

I do love sweet and tart lemon desserts! Lemon IS like liquid sunshine - I always think of them as summery too!

Anonymous said...

I love all things lemon - these look delicious Teresa!

Rebecca Subbiah said...

love cookies like this "-) simple and so good

Velva said...

These little gems do look fabulous! Here in the southeast fall brings citrus. My meyer lemon tree is busting at with fruit that is almost ripened.

Just another way to enjoy those lemons. Thanks for sharing.


Cathy said...

I saw this recipe on Pam's blog too, Teresa, and though the cookies looked delicious. This is my favorite kind of dessrt because it isn't too sweet.

Kim said...

Hey there! I've been meaning to comment forever. I'm so bad at commenting lately. I actually pinned this exact cookie from another site because it looks so darn delicious. I have yet to make them but probably will this Christmas when it's cookie season.

You won the Muy Bueno Cookbook giveaway on my site! Hooray!! I was pulling for you. Shoot me an email to when you get a chance. I just need your address info so I can send it over to Heather. The publisher will be shipping out the books once all the winners are announced (which means it may take a little longer).

Val said...

I heart lemon cookies.....

Blond Duck said...

Pam's always got delicious stuff!

Leslie said...

I love love love lemon cookies! These sound just perfect!

Barbara Bakes said...

Lemon cookies are one of my favorites. Perfect any time of year.