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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.