Easy lemon crinkle cookies made from scratch! Slightly crispy on the outside, soft on the inside - each cookie is packed with a delightful lemony flavor!
5 from 5 votes
Easy Lemon Crinkle Cookies
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Author: as easy as apple pie
Course: Cookies
Servings:27 cookies
Easy lemon crinkle cookies - perfectly tart and sweet, with just the right amount of lemon zest and lemon juice.

You can replace the butter with 3 tablespoons of mild olive oil.

  • 80 grams (2.8 ounces) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • the zest of 1 lemon
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 240 grams (2 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • You will also need:
  • powdered sugar icing sugar
  • granulated sugar
  1. Work the lemon zest into the granulated sugar with the back of a spoon or with your fingers until the sugar is moist and fragrant.
  2. In a mixing bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and lemon sugar until pale and fluffy.
  4. Add the egg and lemon juice and mix until smooth. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
  5. Slowly add in the dry ingredients and mix just until combined. The cookie dough will be sticky.
  6. Cover the dough tightly with clingfilm and chill for at least 1 hour.
  7. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C (356 degrees F).
  8. Take the dough out from the fridge and roll it into balls (about 1 tablespoon each ball).
  9. Roll each ball in granulated sugar first and then in the powdered sugar.
  10. Place the lemon crinkle cookies on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake for 8/10 minutes.
  11. Allow the lemon crinkle cookies to cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  12. Enjoy!

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Calories: 70, Fat: 2.7g, Saturated Fat: 1.6g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 20mg, Carbohydrates: 10.7g, Sugar: 3.8g, Protein: 1.2g

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