Cookie Friday: Lemon Crinkle Cookies

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Yay Spring! Sunny & 75! And doesn’t lemon just seem like a lovely, springy flavor? Yeah, I said lovely.

Ingredients:
½ cups Butter, Softened
1 cup Granulated Sugar
½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 whole Egg
1 teaspoon Lemon Zest
1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
¼ teaspoons Salt
¼ teaspoons Baking Powder
⅛ teaspoons Baking Soda
1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
½ cups Powdered Sugar

Directions:
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. Scrape sides and mix again. Stir in all dry ingredients slowly until just combined, excluding the powdered sugar. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again briefly. 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 {not melty or shiny}. Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Recipe via Lauren’s Lastest.

My notes: Roll on that powdered sugar!! Mine were definitely lacking in the crinkle department since I accidentally skimped. And bake them a tad longer than you might think. It’s a lot harder to tell when they’re done with such a light-colored cookie. Mine probably needed another 90 seconds or so. But they’re awesomely chewy!

Boyd wants cookies to be done!!!!

Boyd will even pretend to love me for cookies. I’m not falling for it!

Want to know something cool?

Kevin’s family and my family both had traditions growing up regarding celebrating spring!!!!

And the both included one very important factor:

Dairy Queen!!! The one in the picture above is actually in Winona where Kevin grew up, but I’m thinking it’s probably not the one he grew up with. It’s a little too “modern.” He is almost 31, you know!

My family would get to go when we spotted the first robin of the season. His would go when it hit 70 degrees. We were vigorously debating last night when we should go this year. Chances are (with my vision) I’ll never see a robin all summer! Haha.

I took Boyd out for a little promenade in the park after I got off work this afternoon. And look what we found?! His dunce’s cap. Hehe. I really wanted to put it on his head, but I was afraid some of the workers might object. Haha.

Hey, check out my new DIY WOD tab on top! I know you’re going to want to see my sweaty photo collage! I’m going to do a little log of our CrossFit/kettlebell/TRX style workouts. We’ll typically be doing them on MWF. I’ve also listed some sites I’ve found helpful, and plan to continue adding to that.

Did your family have any spring traditions? Cleaning doesn’t count!

What would you order at DQ? Cherry-dipped cone!!

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10 thoughts on “Cookie Friday: Lemon Crinkle Cookies

  1. We didn’t have a Spring tradition but we always got to go for ice cream on the first day of school (we weren’t limited to 1 ice cream a year…we just always knew we could count on the 1st day of school ice cream cone!).

  2. Tonia Kreisel

    That Dairy Queen used to be the Hot Fish Shop when our Kreisel men were kids. My grandpa and our family always had a contest to see who saw the first robin. My grandpa usually won.

  3. Each one sounds like a good tradition! :)
    We have tons of Easter traditions and a few that revolve around the lilacs that surround my childhood home— however, most of our traditions revolve around farm work.
    At DQ- a dish of vanilla with crunch topping. :)

  4. Mom

    The robins have been back for about three weeks, and yes, your dad took the girls to DQ. It is one tradition knowone wants forgotten.

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