Betty's Lemon Crinkle Cookies -- Thanksgiving

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Nov. 19, 2015

Betty demonstrates how to make Lemon Crinkle Cookies. These are lemon-flavored cookies that are rolled in confectioners sugar before baking. They rise and crinkle while baking.


All purpose flour
Baking powder 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Lemon zest 3 Teaspoon
Butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , softened
Eggs 2
Lemon juice 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Vanilla extract 1/2 Teaspoon
Confectioner’s sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)



In a medium-sized bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. 

With your fingers, rub the lemon zest into the sugar, until sugar is very fragrant. 

In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream the butter and fragrant sugar together until light and fluffy. 

Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Add the lemon juice and vanilla, and mix until smooth. 

Add the flour mixture and mix, just until the dough comes together. Chill the dough for 30 minutes. 

After chilling the dough, measure 1/4-cup portions and roll in confectioner’s sugar until well-coated. 

Place 2 inches apart on baking pan that has been lined with parchment paper. 

Bake at 350 degrees about 10 to 12 minutes until cookies are beginning to brown. 


Cool cookies in pans on cooling rack before transferring to a nice serving plate.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 12 Minutes
Ready In: 12 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 2920Calories from Fat 912

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 104 g160%

Saturated Fat 61 g305%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1720 mg71.67%

Total Carbohydrates 466 g155.3%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32%

Sugars 262 g

Protein 40 g80%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet