Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Makes 18 cookies 3 inch cookies

1-1/2 stick butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
Juice from 1 medium lemon (about 1/4 cup lemon juice)
Zest from 1 lemon
1 tsp vanilla
1-3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
About 12 drops yellow food coloring
3/4 cup confectioners sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. In a stand mixer cream butter with and granulated sugar until well combined. 
  3. Beat in egg, egg yolk, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and lemon juice until fluffy. 
  4. Mix in dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt) until well combined. 
  5. Drop drops of food coloring into the dough and continue to mix until desired color. I used about 12 drops of yellow food coloring
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  7. Using a 1 oz ice cream scoop or a cookie scoop to scoop cookie dough.
  8. Roll cookie dough ball in confectioners sugar.
  9. Place cookie dough ball on prepared baking sheet.  Space balls of cookie dough evenly on baking sheet. 
  10. Bake for 7 minutes, and then spin the baking sheet, and bake for another 6 or 7 minutes.
  11. Let them sit on the baking pan for 2 minutes before removing to cooling rack.

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