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Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Lemon Crinkle Cookies -Made from scratch lemon cookies that are sweet and slightly tart.  Super soft on the inside with slightly crispy edges.

There is just something about spring that makes me want all the lemon desserts!  It can be as basic as lemon bars. I really just want all the lemon!  Creamy lemon mousse is a great one to make ahead of time and have for entertaining.

Chocolate Crinkle cookies are a classic around Christmas time, so why not have a lemon version for spring and summer.  Soft and tender cookies that are slightly sweet and a little bit tart.  They are coated in powder sugar and baked up to thick and chewy perfection!

Click HERE to get the full printable recipe for these Lemon Crinkle Cookies.

homemade lemon cookies

I have seen a million version of these lemon cookies made with a cake mix.  They are bright yellow in color and only have a couple of ingredients.  Well this lemon cookie recipe is made from scratch.  And they are super simple to make!  Plus lots of natural lemon flavor!

Because these lemon crinkle cookies don’t use a cake mix they are not bright yellow.  You can fix that easily enough by adding food coloring, but totally not necessary! Just because they aren’t bright yellow, doesn’t mean they aren’t full of lemon flavor.

Homemade lemon crinkle cookies

In the spring citrus comes back in season and is on sale everywhere.  So you can make lemon ricotta pound cake  or even homemade lemon curd. Seriously, I can’t get enough of all the lemon desserts. These cookies have both lemon juice and lemon zest, so you get tons of bright flavor.

If you are a fan of lemon desserts these lemon cookies are a must make. They disappear so fast and get rave reviews with everyone who has tried them. They are soft and chewy and everything that you want in a cookie.  Be sure to check out my other favorite Lemon Recipes if you want more than just dessert ideas too!

Lemon cookies from scratch

I am sharing this recipe today over at Imperial Sugar.  Click on Lemon Crackle Cookies to get the full printable recipe.


**I have an ongoing relationship for recipe development with Imperial Sugar.  I was compensated for my time to create this recipe.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

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Wednesday 6th of February 2019

I made these cookies for my husband, we loved them !! They will surely be a family favorite for years to come. Thank you


Monday 16th of April 2018

Do you think you could replace it with the juice of orange or another citrus, or even fruit or would it change the texture?

Erin S

Monday 16th of April 2018

I am sure you could use orange juice and make these orange flavored - that would work fine. Mixing in fruit would not work - you are just giving them a hint of lemon flavor with the lemon juice.


Monday 16th of April 2018

I have been wanting to try a new cookie and I think this is the one!

Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

Sunday 15th of April 2018

Those look like total perfection!

Patricia @ Grab a Plate

Sunday 15th of April 2018

Made from scratch for the win! These look like lovely little gems. I always wonder why these seem to be only served around the holidays! Three cheers for these treats!

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