Christmas Cookie Guide: Lemon Crinkle Puffs

I'm always one to love lemons in baked goods, so you can imagine my excitement to try out a new lemon cookie recipe for the series. Today, I'm sharing a Lemon Crinkle Puff, that'll give you a lighter sweet for friends this Holiday season!

These Lemon Crinkle Puffs were such a hit! Fluffy and sweet, the recipe was just the right balance of cookie and cakey; just the taste I wanted! Plus, who doesn't love lemon?

This original recipe was simply a crinkle cookie, but after several batches I found that my end result was more puff than crinkle. In doing some reading, I learned that many people have ended with a bit of a puffed crinkle. So, a Lemon Crinkle Puff cookie it is! 

 Lemon Crinkle Puffs cookie #recipe

Lots of crinkles or just a few, none of these cookies went to waste as the taste was superb. With a slight crinkle shell and chewy center, you'll down three of these cookies before knowing what's happening!

I recommend baking these cookies the day before you plan to serve them as the lemon flavor really seemed to set in by the next morning. If you're a lemon lover, you may even want just a bit more zest in your batch. These little cookies will pair nicely with a cup of tea, and will package up nicely for friends and family!

 Lemon Crinkle Puffs cookie #recipe

Lemon Crinkle Cookies
½ cups butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
1  egg
2  tsp lemon zest
2 tblsp. fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp baking powder
⅛ tsp baking soda
1-½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease light colored baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Whip in vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and juice. Make sure to scape the sides. Once mixed, stir in all dry ingredients slowly until just combined, excluding the powdered sugar. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again briefly. Let dough chill for 30 minutes. 

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. Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Makes 2-3 dozen

Recipe adapted by Lauren's Latest

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