Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

I hope everyone is enjoying their Thursday! Today's recipe is for some lemon cookies. I LOVE lemon, so I was very excited to try these. They are great!

1 stick butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1 egg
1 tsp. lemon zest
Juice from 1 lemon
1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Tip: Lemon zest is basically just part of the outside of the lemon. Before juicing your lemon, just take a cheese grater and grate some of the yellow part off the outside of the lemon. It's pretty easy so don't be scared!

To start off, pre-heat your oven to 350. Mix your butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until light & creamy. Next, add in your vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice and mix together until incorporated. Next slowly add in your flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda and mix until just incorporated. Make sure not to over-mix this part.

Put your powdered sugar on a plate (measurement of powdered sugar doesn't have to be exact, just enough for all your cookies). Next, scoop out your cookie mixture (about a Tbsp.), roll into a ball, and then roll around in the powdered sugar until covered. Place your ball on a cookie sheet and then repeat with the remaining cookie mixture. Here is a picture of what this looks like:
In this picture you can't see very much powdered sugar but trust me, they are covered! Your dough will be sticky before you put it in the powdered sugar but after it will be smooth.

Bake your cookies for 9-11 minutes. You should go for a matte look with your cookies, not brown. They should look like this when done:

Next step: eat! Seriously, these little cookies are dangerous for my friends that love a little lemon. :)

Happy Cooking
& Enjoy!
This recipe was adapted from here.


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