Lemon Crinkle Cookies

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Confession, these are not a healthier cookie option… necessarily. I was seriously craving some lemon cookies and I came up with this recipe after messing around with one I found online. Lets just say my recipe is way better and actually contains real lemons. I understand  using bottled lemon juice and lemon extract, but it’s so much better using fresh squeezed lemon juice and zest.

Ingredients:

  • 1-3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp lemon zest (about two lemons)
  • 1 stick of butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix dry ingredients together. Add in lemon zest and mix.
  • Cream together butter and sugar using stand mixer.
  • Add eggs, vanilla, and lemon juice to creamed butter and sugar.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Place powdered sugar in a small bowl.
  • Scoop dough into small balls (really it’s up to you how small or large you would like your cookies to be) place cookie dough into powdered sugar and roll.
  • Place cookie dough on to cookie sheet and bake 12-14 minutes or until cookies are puffed and the bottoms are just golden.

 

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