Lemon Crinkles

Lemon crinkles are a lemony cookie with the texture of a gingersnap or snickerdoodle. They are great as the sandwich part of an ice cream sandwich.

Makes: 48Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Makes: 48

Ingredients

  • 1⁄3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1⁄4 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. lemon extract
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • 3 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1⁄2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⁄4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease 2 large baking sheets.
  • Cream butter and 1 cup sugar together; beat in eggs. Add lemon juice, lemon extract, and lemon zest.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt together and stir them into the butter mixture, blending well.
  • Roll dough into walnut-sized balls. Roll in remaining sugar; place 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
  • Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven and gently press down tops while still warm.