These soft and chewy lemon crinkle cookies are the perfect palate cleanser. Even with a coating of powdered sugar, they aren't overly sweet thanks to plenty of lemon to balance the flavor., November 2021


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Recipe Summary

25 mins
1 hr

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Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together in a medium bowl. Beat sugar and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment on medium speed until creamed, about 90 seconds. Add egg, lemon zest and lemon juice; beat on medium speed until combined, about 1 minute, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. With the mixer running on low speed, gradually add the flour mixture, beating until combined, about 1 minute. Cover and refrigerate until slightly firmer, about 30 minutes.

  • Position racks in lower and upper thirds of oven; preheat to 350°F. Line 3 rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Place confectioners' sugar in a small bowl. Scoop the dough with a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop; roll to create a ball. Roll each ball, one at a time, in the sugar until completely covered. Gently place on a prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough, spacing the balls 2 inches apart.

  • Place 2 of the baking sheets on separate racks; bake until the edges of the cookies are set, about 10 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the pans for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely, about 15 minutes. Repeat with the remaining sheet of cookies.


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Nutrition Facts

2 cookies
202 calories; fat 8g; cholesterol 36mg; sodium 128mg; carbohydrates 30g; dietary fiber 1g; protein 3g; sugars 16g; saturated fat 5g; vitamin a iu 260IU; potassium 34mg.