Monday, February 20, 2012

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

As I was making these I was dreaming of the cabin, the lake, sunbathing, a gentle breezy blowing my hair....

And then I realized I was in Minnesota and it's the middle of February. Depressing. This cookie tastes like summer. It makes me want summer. Why do I live in Minnesota?

It's time for another Secret Recipe Club reveal date! And this little recipe is the lucky one I choose. It's from the lovely blog Authentic Suburban Gourmet. She has a ton of yummy recipes and quite the variety, but when I was scrolling down her home page and found these Lemon Crinkle Cookies I knew I need not look any farther. They were calling my name.

I was doubtful that my hubby would like these and I didn't think he was a lemon fan. He got all excited when he walked in the door to me making this dough. He was disappointed when I told him that he probably wouldn't like them. Then he had to test a little dough...he got a huge grin on his face and said they taste just like orange sherbet but lemon sherbet if they made that...ya know Julie ... ya know? Then after they came out of the oven he couldn't stop shoving them in his mouth. SUCCESS!

Lemon Crinkle Cookies
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½ cups Butter, softened
1 C. Sugar
1 t. Vanilla Extract
1 Egg
1 T. Lemon Zest
1 T. Fresh Lemon Juice
¼ t. Salt
¼ t. Baking Powder
⅛ t. Baking Soda
1 ½ C. Flour
½ C. Powdered Sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease light colored baking sheets with non stick cooking spray and set aside.

2. In a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Whip in vanilla, egg, lemon zest and juice. Scrape sides and mix again. Stir in all dry ingredients slowly until just combined, excluding the powdered sugar. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again briefly. Pour powdered sugar into a medium bowl. Roll a heaping teaspoon of dough into a ball and roll in powdered sugar. Place on baking sheet and press lightly to flatten slightly and repeat with remaining dough.

3. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms begin to barely brown and cookies look matte {not melty or shiny}. I found 10 minutes was perfect. Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Makes between 2 and 3 dozen cookies depending on the size. Highly recommend doubling this recipe!

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At February 20, 2012 at 8:42 AM , Anonymous Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche said...

My boyfriend's not a fan of lemon either, but these look delicious!

At February 20, 2012 at 9:21 AM , Blogger Melissa said...

These look delicious! I love the "taste of summer"--especially in the middle of winter :)

At February 20, 2012 at 9:23 AM , Blogger Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } said...

Glad that you liked these cookies and your hubby enjoyed them too. They are quite addictive and I too found myself having a hard time limiting it to one. Nice to meet you via SRC and glad to be part of the club with you. Look forward to exploring your site!

At February 20, 2012 at 9:40 AM , Anonymous Anne@FromMySweetHeart said...

These look absolutely scrumptious! I could use a little taste of summertime right about now! Nice choice! : )

At February 20, 2012 at 9:52 AM , Blogger Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I love lemon and lemony stuff. This looks amazing :)

At February 20, 2012 at 11:01 AM , Blogger heidi said...

Who doesn't long for summer - I know I do! They look great :-)

At February 20, 2012 at 12:15 PM , Blogger Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

Great choice for SRC, these cookies look so delicious! So glad to be in Group C with you! :)

At February 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM , Blogger Kate said...

Lucky you to get Lisa's blog. She does indeed have wonderful recipes. Love your blog and I'll be back to visit more :-)

At February 20, 2012 at 2:23 PM , Blogger wendyweekendgourmet said...

Godo pic...Lisa's blog has lots of great recipes to choose from! I'm a huge fan of anything lemon's just so fresh!

At February 20, 2012 at 3:16 PM , Blogger Eliotseats said...

Love lemon anything. These cookies look delicious! Great SRC post.

At February 20, 2012 at 3:56 PM , Blogger beti said...

hahaha that's a shame since in my country it has been raining and it's cold all day I also miss those summer days and I can't wait to try this recipe I must say that I wasn't a lemon lover person but I made some ricotta and lemon cookies a while back and now I can't stop making them

At February 20, 2012 at 7:05 PM , Blogger Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It said...

I've been wanting to make some lemon cookies for weeks! These look great!

At February 20, 2012 at 7:46 PM , Anonymous Denise @ Creative Kitchen said...

These cookies look and sound amazing! I love lemon anything....

Denise @ Creative Kitchen

At February 21, 2012 at 7:47 PM , Blogger Lisa~~ said...

I made lemon crinkle cookies earlier this week to send in a care package to a friend's son so I know how delicious they are. Great SRC choice.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my Group 'A' SRC entry: Crunchy Fudgy Heart Bites

Cook Lisa Cook

At February 22, 2012 at 8:42 PM , Blogger Teri@thefreshmancook said...

A little sunshine in the winter is always good! These look delicious. I look forward to making them! Visiting from SRC!

At February 22, 2012 at 10:43 PM , Blogger Cindy said...

We all need a little sunshine in or life about now. These look delish!

At February 23, 2012 at 6:23 AM , Anonymous Deanna said...

Lemon DOES make me think of summer. I don't have a go-to lemon cookie recipe, but these sure look like they could take that spot. Delicious!

At February 26, 2012 at 9:34 AM , Blogger E.K.R said...

YUMMY! My husband is a lemon fiend and I made a batch of cookies really similar to these about a month ago - he devoured them so fast and asked me how soon I could bake another batch. LOL :) Great to be part of Group C with you.

At April 12, 2012 at 2:23 PM , Anonymous California Callie said...

hmm I don't have any idea what taste would it be this Lemon Crinkle cookies

At April 17, 2012 at 9:33 AM , Anonymous wooden coat hangers said...

I love lemon and lemony stuff. This looks amazing :)

At April 24, 2012 at 10:25 AM , Anonymous California Callie said...

i think i’d be able to eat a LOT of those. they are beautiful but look deliciously irresistable too. your blog always makes me hungry!


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