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: 48 cookiesHands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 48 cookies


  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1¼ cup sugar, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1½ tsp. lemon extract
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. salt


  • 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" apart on baking sheet.
  • Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven and gently press down tops while still warm.