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These Lemon Crinkle Cookies from Scratch are delicious and have the perfect lemon flavor. Creates the perfect crinkle every time. Easy cookie recipe. Spring recipe. Baked goods.

Lemon Crinkle Cookies From Scratch

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie recipes, lemon crinkle cookies, lemon crinkle cookies from scratch
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 111.8kcal
Author Tanya


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter 8 tablespoons, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1.5 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • yellow food coloring optional


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in bowl. Set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla extract, lemon zest and lemon juice and mix well.
  • Add flour mixture into butter mixture and mix until dough is just combined. 
  • Pick 1/2 tablespoons of the the dough and roll into ball. Place granulated sugar and powdered sugar in separate shallow plate. Roll cookie dough in granulated sugar, then in powdered sugar. Then place balls on baking sheets.
  • Bake in preheated oven for for 14-16 minutes. Remove from oven. Finish cooling on cooling rack.


Calories: 111.8kcal