Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

We have been having some amazing weather here in Seattle!  80 degree temperatures in May?? That's pretty shocking for us here.  These cookies go perfectly with this summer-type weather we have been having. Citrus treats are just summery treats to me.  Not to say I wouldn't eat a dozen chocolate chip cookies in the summer, I just make a little extra room for citrus. 
I made these cookies for my Bakin' Friend last month.  These cookies have a great lemon flavor and are dusted with powdered sugar for that little extra sweetness.  This is a cookie where you could be in danger of eating the whole batch.   They are light, sweet, and just the perfect little treat.  I imagine eating a lot of these this summer...I think you will too!
Lemon Crinkle Cookies
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cups powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350.  Prepare baking sheet with cooking spray or parchment paper.
In a large bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add in vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice.  Scrape the sides of the bowl and mix again until all ingredients are combined.  Add in all dry ingredients except the powdered sugar and mix slightly more. Pour powdered sugar onto a large plate.  Grab a heaping teaspoon of dough, roll into a ball, and roll in powdered sugar.  Repeat with all remaining dough.
Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until dough is set.  Allow to cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before removing to cooling rack to completely cool.
Think you can commit to these cookies this summer?  You won't be sorry.  They'd be perfect to bring to all those summer parties you'll be attending.  They'll definitely get you some invitations to come back.