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Lemon Crinkles

Rated as 4.25 out of 5 Stars

"An old family favorite, lemon cookies, with a hint of ginger."
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25 m servings 80
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix brown sugar, shortening, egg, and lemon zest together in a bowl until creamy. Stir in flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, ginger, and salt until dough comes together.
  3. Pour white sugar onto a plate. Roll dough into 1-inch balls; dip 1 side in white sugar. Arrange balls, sugared-side up, on 2 baking sheets.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are pale golden and tops look dry, 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 80 calories; 3 12.8 0.7 5 37 Full nutrition

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I was hesitant to make this recipe with only one review but I am glad that I did. I really liked this cookie. It was light tasting and soft. I don't like hard cookies. I used McCormack Gourm...

If you like lemon, you will love these delicious lemon cookies. The baking time was a little longer for me than the time listed in the recipe.

These are quick and easy and yummy. However, if you have lemon you have a lemon, why not use real lemon juice instead of cream of tartar? I didn’t have tartar so I used lemon juice. I will make ...

I've made them twice. Once using coconut oil and once with crisco. They were just okay. I would like more lemon flavor. I used zest of 2 lemons