Cooking/Baking, Sweets

Lemon Crinkle Cookies from Scratch

Sunday, bloody Sunday!  You did it to me again.  This time it was for Lemon Crinkle Cookies.  It’s always good to have something a little tart once in a while.  What I love about these cookies, is that they are light.  I love using butter flavored crisco when making cookies instead of using butter.  Personally, I think the crisco keeps the cookies from going so flat.  When making these, don’t forget to use my handy tip with placing a baggie inside the measuring cup for easy clean up.  Just like I did in this post here for the Oatmeal Peanut Butter cookies.

Cookies are one of my most favorite desserts.  It seems to be the perfect portion to hit that craving of something sweet. I hope you enjoy these Lemon Crinkle Cookies as much as we do. These cookies have the perfect hint of lemon.

Lemon Crinkle Cookies


  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. butter-flavored crisco
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 t. lemon zest
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. baking powder
  • 1/8 t. baking soda
  • Powdered Sugar to coat


  1. Start by creaming the crisco and the sugar. Add in vanilla, lemon zest, lemon juice and egg. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Slowly add into the mixing bowl. Roll cookies into a ball and roll in powdered sugar. Place on baking sheet and use fork to make a crisscross on the cookie. Bake for 9 min. at 350*.
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lemon crinkle cookies

Generally, I limit myself to two small cookies.  Be careful because you might want to eat 2 and then 2 more and so on.  This was a simple recipe that took no time at all to put together from start to finish.  I highly recommend this recipe any time you need a light tasty cookie.  What is your favorite cookie?  Is there a recipe that your family begs you to make over and over again? My kids always want chocolate chip cookies.  It’s nice to change it up every now and then.  For the most part, the kids love the desserts I make.  Well, at least they can all agree on.  Dinner, that’s a whole other issue.  

Recently, I have told the kids that I give up on cooking and we will eat peanut butter and jelly every night.  But wait, they don’t like jelly. Sometimes you just can’t win. Two children are left in our home and one doesn’t like cheese, and one doesn’t like pork chops and the list goes on and on and on.  Surely, I am not the only one who feels this way. Please tell me you struggle with dinner options each night.  I can’t wait for them to have children and see what it’s like to make a dinner the whole family enjoys.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my family dearly.  I just wish they made it a little easier sometimes.  I think I will have another cookie, then all will be better!

5 thoughts on “Lemon Crinkle Cookies from Scratch

  1. Try asking them to list their favourite meals and then rank them in order of 1-10. Then their favourite sides. Then see where they match or just tell them that they will get some of their favourites some of the time but not always.

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