Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Lemon Crinkles

Tonight was a baking extravaganza! I'm preparing all the food for the steampunk birthday party I'm helping with tomorrow, so I've been in the kitchen for about... 3 and a half hours tonight. (I'm kind of tired now.)

I've already posted about the cake and scones, so I won't bore you with repeat pictures. (But I will tell you really fast how I modified the scones recipe this time: I added craisins, the zest of 1 orange, 2 Tbs orange juice, and 1/4 tsp cloves. Delicious! Though I may decrease the cloves a bit next time to 1/8ish tsp.)

Anyway. Back to the point. I tried a new recipe for Lemon Crinkles. When I finished the dough, I looked at it and thought, "that can't possibly make very many cookies..." It doesn't look like much dough, but it's easily doubled if you really have issues with that. Just remember that I got 46 small cookies out of it, which is still a goodly amount. (I personally am kind of excited to find a cookie recipe that doesn't make fifty bajillion cookies, particularly since there are only two of us.)

Behold! Lemony goodness!

Overall, I am quite satisfied with this recipe. I used the zest from a whole lemon, and the cookies have a delightful lemony flavor that is not overwhelming but is still noticeable. I wasn't quite sure how to tell when they were done - they never really looked shiny to me at all, but I ended up cooking them 13 min per cookie sheet. This worked really well for the sheets that had 20 cookies each on them; not so much for the one with only 6 (11 min would have been just fine). If they are browned, they will be crunchy and not as delicious. Trust me on this one. I tested it for science. Take them out when they look like they need just a minute or two more and then let them cool on the cookie sheet for a bit, and they will be fantastic.

And now, a little preview of tomorrow's treats...

A new and exciting frosting recipe! 100 times easier and hopefully still delicious! Recipe to come...


  1. I'll have to try the lemon crinkles. Lemony treats are some of my favorites, mostly because I hardly ever get to eat them.

    1. I just might have to make these again soon... Nathan inhaled the last 5 I brought with me to LTUE as a snack. :)