Lemon Crinkle Cookies

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Sometimes a glass of lemonade won’t do any justice to satisfy your craving for lemon flavor. How about trying this Lemon Crinkle Cookies recipe for a change? This recipe for lemon scented cookies is an absolute comfort food and the road to lemon heaven. You’ll notice how the cookies are just perfect when they’re crisped up around the edges and chewy in the center. They taste so much better after a day or two. The flavor of lemon hits the tanginess level just right without overpowering the sweetness. You'll relish every mouthful bite of this tangy treat when it hits your palate leaving a lemony aftertaste. The soft texture these lemon cookies get from the butter also adds to the taste in the most sublime way. You can't go wrong with all the simple ingredients put together in this recipe. You can make these bite-sized beauties for tea time snack or brunch, picnics, potluck, etc. These cookies will also make an excellent addition to your morning coffee as well.

Lemon is such a versatile fruit to incorporate into dessert or savory recipes with a significant amount of lemon nutrition in them. The lemon health benefits come from its antibacterial properties and other essential nutrients present in lemons such as calcium, potassium, iron, vitamin C, and fiber. It has been proven that drinking a cup of warm lemon water on an empty stomach first thing in the morning helps in flushing the toxins in the body and destroys free radicals that cause cancer. Consuming warm lemon water also aids a healthy digestive and immune system. Adding more lemons in your diet through lemon dessert recipes is perhaps the best idea.

For achieving authentic flavor in lemon desserts recipes, always use the real lemon juice or lemon zest in the place of artificial lemon extract. Always use a zester to get a finely textured lemon zest. You can also add the lemon zest to the sugar and pinch the two ingredients together to make a fragrant lemon sugar before you can even begin creaming the butter and sugar. This step will help make the lemon flavor come out even more in the cookies. Some healthy substitutions you could add to this lemon cookies recipe are to blend oat flour and unbleached all-purpose flour together. You can balance and decrease the sugar content by combining raw demerara sugar with white sugar. You can perhaps sprinkle cinnamon on top just before you stick these bad boys in the oven or glaze them with cream cheese if you want.

Thank you to Mary at the Barefeet In The Kitchen food blog for sharing this heavenly Lemon Crinkle Cookies recipe with us. Do check out Mary’s blog for more lemon dessert recipes or other savory recipes. If you are a lover of fresh lemon flavor, this recipe for easy lemon cookies will be the perfect little treat for you. The cookies come out chewy, crumbly, and full of lemon flavor. Make this oh-so- lemony goodness today!

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