Cookies & Biscuits

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Delicious and easy recipe to make lemon crinkle cookies. They are soft and cake-like cookies with a hint of lemon.

Ingredients

  • 250 gram all purpose flour (2 cups)
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 115 gram butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • few drops of yellow food colouring (optional)
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius

2

Sift flour, salt and baking powder in a medium size bowl

3

Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl of stand mixer

4

When the butter mixture is white and creamy, add the eggs, one at the time.

5

Add vanilla extract, lemon juice and a few drops of yellow food colouring and mix until combined

6

Slowly add the dry ingredients and fold in gently until you don't see any flour.

7

Put the dough in the fridge for at least an hour

8

Form little balls of dough, about 2-3 cm and roll these generously in icing sugar

9

Place the balls (about 6 per sheet) on a baking sheet lined with baking paper

10

Bake the cookies for about 10 min in the preheated oven.

11

Let cool for a bit on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack

Notes

It could do with a bit more lemon flavour so next time I will probably add a teaspoon of fresh lemon zest or lemon extract to the mixture.