Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

I do love a little bit of lemon. Lemons and chocolate can always be found hiding somewhere in my kitchen. Truth be told I never return from my weekly shop without at least two lemons and 100g of 70% dark chocolate. That's just how I roll. Lemon posset, lemon meringue piezesty lemon chicken, the list of lemon loveliness is endless. This evening's recipe is no exception. These luscious lemon crinkle cookies are a gift I made for a fellow lemon lover who has just moved in to her new home. They are the perfect combination of crunchy and chewy, crisp and soft, light and lemony. Now for the hard part, leaving them all wrapped up and trying not to touch them. Challenge accepted.

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

120g butter
200g sugar
190g plain flour
40g icing sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 egg (beaten)
1 tsp lemon zest
1 tbsp lemon juice
¼ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt

1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Line two baking trays with grease proof paper and grease well. 
    Set aside.
2. In a bowl, mix together the softened butter and sugar until pale and creamy. 
3. Next add the beaten egg, vanilla extract and lemon juice and zest. Mix until well combined.
4. Then stir in the flour, baking powder, baking soda soda and salt. Again mixing until well 
5. Place the icing sugar in a bowl. Measure a generous teaspoon of the dough and form a ball. 
    Roll the ball in the icing sugar and place on the baking tray. Repeat this process with the 
    remaining dough, ensuring to leave plenty of space between the dough balls on the tray as 
    the cookies will spread when cooking.
6. Place in the oven for 10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes
    on the baking tray, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


  1. Mmm those look amazing! I do enjoy a cookie, and anything lemon flavoured is a yes from me! May have to try them ... :)

  2. Thank you Emily!!! They are incredibly easy to make too, which makes them even better! You'll have them made and cooked in twenty minutes!!! :-)


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