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Friday, July 10, 2015

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

While mine didn't turn out to be crinkle cookies the flavor was amazing.  In fact after dinner I offered one to a friend, she took one ate it quickly and then after a few minutes and with an embarrassed look on her face asked for another one.  I didn't tell her that I had already had three by that point in the day...
 
For some reason mine didn't crack or crinkle like the original post had said they would.  It doesn't matter though because they are still gorgeous.  The texture is slightly thick and almost cakey.  The flavor is just right and isn't too lemony...
 
These cookies are a hit and I will make them again for sure!
 
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
10 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 Tbsp lemon zest (from about 2 medium lemons)
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
3/4 tsp lemon extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
5 drops yellow food coloring (optional)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, whip together butter, sugar and lemon zest until pale and fluffy (occasionally scrape down bowl throughout entire mixing process if not using a paddle attachment that constantly scrapes bowl).
Mix in egg then blend in egg yolk.
Add lemon juice, lemon extract, vanilla extract and optional yellow food coloring and mix until combined.
With mixer set on low speed, slowly add in dry ingredients and mix just until combined.
Pour powdered sugar into a small bowl.
Scoop dough out about 1 1/2
Tbsp at a time (25g each) and shape into a ball, then drop in powdered sugar and roll to evenly coat. Transfer to a parchment paper or Silpat lined baking sheet, repeat with remaining dough and space cookies 2-inches apart on baking sheet.
Bake in preheated oven 10 - 13 minutes.
Cool on baking sheet several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Store in an airtight container.
 
Raegan Mirick's photo.
 
Raegan Mirick's photo.
 
Raegan Mirick's photo.

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