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Zesty Lemon Crinkles: Perfecting the Balance of Sweet and Spicy in a Classic Cookie

Zesty Lemon Crinkles: Perfecting the Balance of Sweet and Spicy in a Classic Cookie

Rediscover the charm of Lemon Crinkles with this refined recipe, finding the perfect balance between sweetness and the zesty, vibrant flavor of fresh lemons. After a previous trial resulted in cookies that were too sweet, this year's adjustments created a delicious treat that beautifully highlights the natural tartness of lemons, complemented by a sweet crust. These cookies are not only a pleasure to look at with their characteristic crinkle appearance but also a burst of lemony freshness in every bite.

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Why you'll love it: These lemon crinkle cookies are a refreshing take on the classic crinkle cookie, infused with the zest of three lemons to ensure a flavor that's both invigorating and satisfying. The texture is perfectly moist with a slight crunch on the outside, thanks to the powdered sugar coating which also adds an extra layer of sweetness. Ideal for those who enjoy less sweet cookies, these crinkles offer a splendid citrus aroma that promises to lighten up your snack or dessert.

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Perfect occasion: Lemon Crinkles are perfect for spring and summer get-togethers, tea parties or as a delicious treat to brighten up a rainy day. They are also perfect for giving during holidays or special occasions, beautifully packaged in a metal tin or gift box. Serve them at your next family gathering or casual get-together and watch them disappear quickly!

Decorating Tips:

  • Before baking, generously coat each cookie ball with powdered sugar to enhance the crinkle effect and add a nice contrast to the lemon yellow.
  • Display these cookies on a colorful tray or rustic wooden board to complement their bright and cheerful look.
  • Garnish the serving plate with fresh lemon slices or zest to highlight the flavor of the cookies and add a decorative touch.

Ingredients:

  • 120 grams of sugar (do not increase, as powdered sugar is also used for coating)
  • Zest of 3 lemons
  • 70 grams of butter
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 235 grams of self-rising flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Powdered sugar to coat
  1. Mix the ingredients :
    • In a bowl, mix the sugar, lemon zest and melted butter. Mix until well combined.
    • Add the eggs one by one, beating well after each addition.
    • Sift together the self-rising flour and baking soda, then gradually add to the wet ingredients, mixing until everything is well combined.
  2. Cool the dough:
    • Cover the dough and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to firm it up and make it easier to handle.
  3. Form and cook:
    • Once cooled, shape the dough into small balls.
    • Generously roll each ball in the powdered sugar to coat well.
    • Place on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (356°F) for about 7 minutes. The key is to bake until they puff and crinkle, making sure they stay soft inside.
  4. Cool and serve:
    • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy these perfectly balanced Zesty Lemon Crinkles, a delicious treat that combines the best of sweet and tart flavors in a classic cookie format!

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