Soft and Chewy Lemon Crinkle Cookies

Soft and Chewy Lemon Crinkle Cookies | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image by Em's Kitchen via Youtube


Have you ever tried these soft and chewy lemon crinkle cookies before? If not, you’re missing a lot! This recipe by Em’s Kitchen is the best snack you can make at home. What I love about this treat is the contrast between citrusy and sweet flavors. The sugar and butter balance the acidic taste of the lemon, making each bite refreshing and heavenly. I bake tons of this every weekend because my family wouldn’t stop talking about how good these cookies are. If you want to learn how to make this, watch the video below.



  • 1/2 cup of butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon zest
  • 1 and 1/2 cups f all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 to 4 drops of yellow food coloring (optional)
  • powdered sugar for coating



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Step 1:

Add 1/2 cup of softened butter, and 3/4 cup of sugar in a bowl. Mix until well combined.

Step 2:

Add an egg, 1 tablespoon of lemon zest, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, and 2 to 4 drops of yellow food coloring(this is optional) to the butter-sugar mixture. Mix all the ingredients.

Step 3:

Sift 1 and 1/2 cups of flour, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/8 teaspoon of salt into the mixture. Stir until it becomes thick and smooth. Cover the bowl with a cling wrap and place it on the fridge for 1 hour.

Soft and Chew Lemon Crinkle Cookies Recipe
Image by Em’s Kitchen via Youtube


Step 4:

Place the icing sugar in a bowl, then prepare a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Get a tablespoon of the lemon mixture and roll it into a ball. Coat it with the icing sugar and place it on the prepared sheet. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Make sure that they are spaced well as they will expand when baked.

Step 5:

Place inside the oven and bake for about 12 minutes at 350F.

Step 6:

Once done baking, let it cool for a while. Serve and enjoy!


Soft and Chew Lemon Crinkle Cookies

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