I am struggling really hard to hold off until it is actually fall to start making pumpkin themed recipes.  So, in an attempt to enjoy the last bit of summer I decided to make lemon crinkle cookies.  Because, as you all know, lemon is to summer as pumpkin is to fall.  And although, I have to admit, fall ranks as my number 1 favorite summer is a very close runner-up.  And…nothing brings back summer memories like a big glass of lemonade, or strawberry lemonade cupcakes, or Meyer Lemon Crinkle Cookies!

So celebrate the last little bit of summer with a quick batch of Meyer lemon crinkle cookies.  They are quick to make, and really hit the spot when you’re in the mood for a refreshing dessert.

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

[ingredients title=”Ingredients”]

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • zest of 2 Meyer lemons
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar, granulated
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp lemon extract
  • 4 drops yellow food coloring (optional)

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Lemon Crinkle Cookies

[directions title=”Directions”]

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and lemon zest. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, with an electric mixer set to medium speed, beat butter until it becomes light and fluffy, about one minute.  Slowly add in sugar, 1/4 cup at a time.  Cream the butter and sugar for about 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
  4. Scrope down the sides of bowl and add egg one at a time, mixing until incorporated.  Add in vanilla and lemon extract and mix until blended.
  5. Add the flour mixture in small amounts at a time and mix on slow until completely incorporated.
  6. Scoop out 1/4 cup portions of dough and roll into small balls.  Cover the rolled dough in powdered sugar and place on a lined baking pan.  Make sure to place at least 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until the cookies have puffed up and their surfaces have cracked.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

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Lemon Crinkle Cookies

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