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Lemon Crinkle Cookies with Lemon Frosting from TheFoodCharlatan.com
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Lemon Crinkle Cookies with Lemon Frosting

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 and 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: 1 g, Calories: 344 kcal, Carbohydrates: 52 g, Protein: 1 g, Fat: 16 g, Saturated Fat: 10 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4 g, Trans Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 54 mg, Sodium: 210 mg, Potassium: 18 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 51 g, Vitamin A: 493 IU, Vitamin C: 3 mg, Calcium: 13 mg, Iron: 1 mg