I currently have a mound of laundry on my bed waiting to be folded. Putting it all on my bed is my strategy for getting it done, because then I have to do it before I can get in bed when the time comes. Unfortunately this strategy usually fails because I have no problem shoving my clean laundry off the bed to get into it when all is said and done. But the real reason I am stalling to do it is for fear of injury. That’s right. Most people who injure themselves have a pretty good reason. Oh, you hurt your knee snowboarding? That’s cool. Oh, you threw out your back helping your friend move? That was sure nice of you. Me? Oh, I injured my shoulder folding my underwear. (Awkward silence.)

lemon cookie recipe Seriously, I have no idea how this happened. Folding underwear! It’s not that strenuous! But somehow I twisted my shoulder weird and ending up with my face in the laundry, moaning in pain. What is it with me? Sometimes I think I should live in a plastic bubble. But then I would probably manage to get some bubble-related injury. These cookies have been all over the internet for a good reason. They are amazing. I had leftover frosting from these lemon cupcakes and decided to do a mashup. Best idea ever. It is lemony heaven.

Here they are ready to go in the oven.

And voila! Easy peasy!


Lemon Crinkle Cookies with Lemon Frosting

4.64 from 30 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
These cookies have been all over the internet for a good reason. They are amazing. I had leftover frosting and decided to do a mashup. It is lemony heaven.


For the cookies:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, more! more!
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, for rolling

For the frosting:

  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 & 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • zest from one large lemon


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease light colored* baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray and set aside. (Or just use parchment paper or silpats.)
  • 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 the salt, baking powder, baking soda, and flour slowly until just combined.
  • 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.

For the frosting:

  • Beat the butter until fluffy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time.
  • Add lemon juice and zest. Add more powdered sugar until icing is thick enough to be of good spreading consistency.
  • Spread on top of cookies or on the bottom and sandwich them, once they are cool.


*If using a non-stick darker baking tray, reduce baking time by about 2 minutes.
Source: Lauren's Latest


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 176mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 308
Keyword: Cookies, crinkle, lemon
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  1. 5 stars
    LOVE these cookies!! I made them in lime, they were exactly what I was hungry for. So easy to make and SO good. Thanks for the recipe, will be making these again.

    1. Hi Anna! Thanks for asking–I know it’s probably super frustrating to read American recipes and see these non-metric measurements. We don’t have measurements in grams, but you can use a conversion calculator online if you’d like to convert them yourself. Best of luck and enjoy!

  2. 5 stars
    These cookies are delicious and super easy to make.  Family and friends request that I make them and they disappear fast!  

  3. 4 stars
    I used some lemon curd I had left over from a previous recipe instead of the frosting and it was delicious!!

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