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5 from 11 votes

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

These lemon crinkle cookies are like a ray of delicious sunshine on a cloudy day. They're fluffy, cake-y and are easy and quick to make.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chilling Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana bread cookies, crinkle cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 230kcal
Cost: $8


  • 1 3/4 all-purpose flour (210g)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • Zest from three lemons
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup neutral oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 drops yellow food coloring gel
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar sifted


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand-up mixer (or with an electric hand mixer), combine the sugar, lemon zest, butter, oil & vanilla extract. Beat until very smooth & fluffy, about 1 minute. Add in 2-3 drops of food coloring gel & mix again. Add the eggs and beat once more. Pour in the dry ingredients & combine until no flour flecks are visible. Chill the dough for 30 minutes to firm up.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop out balls of cookie dough & roll them in the sifted powdered sugar. Be sure to really cake it on. Place 6 cookies per baking sheet and bake for 12-13 minutes, until the centers are set. They’ll puff up a bit but fall as they cool. Repeat with the coating & baking with the remaining batter.


Tips and Tricks

  • If the dough is too soft, you can always stick it in the fridge for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1mg