Saturday, September 24, 2011

lemon crinkle cookies

I think I am getting better at making cookies (but not better at taking pictures of them). I just have to go against every instinct screaming at me to leave the cookies in the oven for another 3 minutes. These were really delightful, super lemony and soft cookies. Yummmmm.

Since I'm getting over my cookie issues, and also my fear of making yeast bread (these french-like baguettes were super fast and really delicious), I think maybe I should work on my fear of meat. I pretty much only ever cook with chicken or ground turkey because large hunks of beef or pork or whole chickens (!!!) freak me out a bit. I'm going to work on that...starting with this pot roast a la Pioneer Woman.

Anyway, cookies!

Lemon Crinkle Cookies
Makes 2-3 dozen

½ cups butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 whole egg
1 teaspoon lemon zest*
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
¼ teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoons baking powder
⅛ teaspoons baking soda
1-½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cups powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease light colored baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Whip in vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and juice. Scrape sides and mix again. Stir in all dry ingredients slowly until just combined, excluding the powdered sugar. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again briefly. Pour powdered sugar onto a large plate. Roll a heaping teaspoon of dough into a ball and roll in powdered sugar. Place on baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.

Bake for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms begin to barely brown and cookies look matte {not melty or shiny}. Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Recipe from LDS Living

*I did not have any of those fancy fresh lemons sitting around, so I just used a lot of lemon juice. This led to some rather runny cookie batter, but it still worked and they were delicious. Imagine how great they'd be if you followed the recipe!


amanda said...

Ooh, I think Shanna has made these (many times) and they are soo good. And that pw pot roast looked good. I feel the same way about large chunks of meat too!

love modern family, so excited for bones, parks and rec, office (did love the last episode! oh pam!). The pilot of new girl was really good. zooey is sooo quirky! i love it! glad we like the same shows :)

Kristen said...

Yum! What pretty cookies! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I'm with you, I stick with chicken and ground beef. I think you've inspired me to try a roast though....

Jody Lynn said...

oh i'm totally scared of meat. i'm just starting to get comfortable with ground beef and chicken. i think i could tackle a roast though, with my mom's help! she always makes it look so easy.

wildchild said...

i always leave cookies in for 3 minutes too long! actually, i leave everything in for 3 minutes too long. what was supposed to be a little soft and gooey comes out charred and hard as a rock. i wasn't aware this was an epidemic.

wildchild said...

p.s- you should link your e-mail address to your blog profile so i can respond to your comments on my blog :) and so everybody else whose blog you comment on can too.

Kristen said...

I just thought I'd tell you I just made these cookies today for my YW class and they LOVED them! Thanks again for sharing the recipe!