2013 Cookie Swap & Lemon Crinkle Cookies Recipe

Another swap complete! I’ve been making SO many cookies! And eating so many. What a wonderful time of the year. All cookies all the time baby!

Lemon Crinkle Cookies Recipe

I got some great cookies in the mail:

Cookie Swap CollageCookies from Brownie Runs, Om Nom Dallas, and Namely Marley!

My recipe is kind of plain but still a bit festive. Rolled in powdered sugar it reminds me of snow that I won’t get unless I head up to Tahoe. Kind of. Because the powdered sugar melts into the cookies and gives it a bit of a crunch.

Lemon Crinkle Cookies Recipe-3

Lemon Crinkle Cookies


  • 1/2 cup margarine softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350. Spray baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray, or line with a silpat and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream the margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Whip in vanilla, oil, lemon zest, and juice.
  • Stir in all dry ingredients slowly until just combined, excluding the powdered sugar.
  • Pour powdered sugar onto a shallow bowl. Roll a heaping teaspoon of dough into a ball and roll in powdered sugar.
  • Place on baking sheet and bake for 9-11 minutes or until cookies and cracked on top.
  • Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.
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I'm Shannon and I love to bake, hike, play video games and have fun. I currently live in the Bay Area with my husband and cat.


  1. I was the lucky recipient of a dozen of these cookies via the Great Food Blogger Cookie Exchange. They were delicious! Thanks for making our holidays bright!

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