Monday, May 6, 2013

Lemon Sugar Crinkles

These are total girl cookies. I mean, guys may like them (and this is totally acceptable), but for some reason I feel like anything lemony flavored instantly lends itself to being girly. Maybe I think this because whenever I make something with lemon flavoring my husband says, "This is girl food." Naturally. Other things that make the list of "girl food" include anything with basil (especially pesto) and cupcakes. What do you think? Are these actually girl foods? Or are they just delicious?

P.S. This is the second week in a row I have made a crinkle cookie. By way of information, crinkle means exactly what you think it means - small wrinkles or creases in the surface of something. I'm not sure why crinkles are on my mind/in my tummy so often lately. Maybe it is a subliminal attempt to transfer wrinkles to cookies instead of my almost-thirty-forehead.

Lemon Sugar Crinkles

1 cup shortening
1&1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. lemon extract
1 tsp. vanilla
2&1/2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
Extra sugar for rolling - for variation, use colored sugar

Cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs, lemon and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Mix dry ingredients separately and then add to creamed mixture, mixing again thoroughly. Roll into 1-2" balls. Roll in sugar. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.

When the cookies are done baking, if they are still tall and look like little mounds (see below:), that is okay; they will still be delicious.


However, if you want a more flat, crinkle like cookie, gently press them with a spatula to get the following effect:



  1. Those look delish, Kel! I love lemon! I'm going to have to try these soon.


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