Friday, June 15, 2012

Lemon Cookie

Lemon Crinkle Cookies
I needed something quick to make to take to a post tennis lunch, this fit the bill perfectly with all the ingredients on hand.  This recipe has been on many blogs, websites, pinterest, etc. after winning a cookie contest the news spread fast how good they are. Lauren's Latest  is the blogger who won the contest and started this Lemon Cookie craze.  Thank you Lauren!  They are quick & simple to make.  A couple changes I would make for my taste are I like more tart lemon flavor so will add some lemon extract and maybe even substitute it for the vanilla completely.  I love a good tart lemon taste, so will also add more zest.  This recipe makes 2-3 dozen I did get that many out of it but will double the recipe next time.  
Lemon Crinkle Cookies
1/2 c butter, softened
1 c granulated sugar
1/2 t vanilla
1 egg
1 t lemon zest
1 T lemon juice
1/4 t salt
1/4 t baking powder
1/8 t baking soda 
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 c powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350° line cookie sheet with parchment.

In mixer bowl cream butter and sugar until light & fluffy.  Whip in vanilla, egg, lemon zest, & lemon juice scraping sides once.  Stir together salt, baking powder, baking soda, flour and add to mixer bowl.  Mix till combined, scrape sides, mix again.  Put powdered sugar into bowl.  Drop dough by teaspoonful into powdered sugar coating the whole ball of dough.  Place on baking sheet allowing room to spread.  Bake for 9-11 min or till bottom edges begin to brown.  I used a higher oven rack and it took the full 11 minutes for mine.  Let cookies sit a few minutes then transfer to cooling rack.  

Thats my honeysuckle plant that is covered in blooms.

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