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Gold rack with powder sugared yellow lemon cookies.

Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Sarah Baade
These lemon crinkle cookies are a great balance of sweet, bright lemon flavor without being tart - the perfect lemon cookie.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 3.5 dozen


  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • yellow food coloring
  • 1 cup powdered sugar for rolling


  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
  • Mix eggs, zest, and lemon juice into butter and sugar.
  • Gradually stir dry ingredients in.
  • Stir food coloring in a drop or two at a time, until you reach the desired brightness of yellow.
  • Chill dough for a minimum of 1 hour. Can be chilled overnight.
  • When ready to bake cookies, preheat oven to 350℉ and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Roll dough into tablespoon sized balls then roll in powdered sugar until fully covered. Place on prepared baking sheet, 3 inches apart. Bake 10 minutes.
  • Cool cookies on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Keyword Cookies, Lemon Cookies, Lemon Crinkle Cookies