Lemon Crinkle Cookies #BakewithHeart #BecelAd

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Why buy a gift when you can bake one?

Remember when Christmas was simple? Okay, me neither, but ask your Grandma about her Christmases’ of long ago, back when every toy didn’t come with a cord, the elf on the shelf didn’t run rampant through the night and a thoughtful gift for the neighbour or teacher was some home-baked cookies. I don’t know why we’re so hard on ourselves these days. There’s no need to make Christmas PERFECT, regardless of how Pinterest worthy the pictures are, it already is, just by being with family and friends. 

Lemon Crinkle Cookies - Mom vs the BoysSo while Christmas itself may not be simple, one element of it can be: gifting. This holiday season, consider baking from the heart and gifting your treats in pretty boxes. Better yet, think outside the box and get creative by piling some cookies up in mason jars or even tea cups or coffee mugs and then tie it all together with a pretty bow! It’s a great way to keep costs down and I think it adds a really personal touch to your gift giving. Besides, who can resist homemade cookies? Not me! 

To make things even simpler, Becel has developed an expert-tested recipe that can create endless custom cookie options using your choice of mix-ins to suit your tastes! This Anything Goes Cookie Dough recipe is a big time saver – it’s the only recipe you’ll need to make endless treats. Last year I used the Becel Anything Goes Cookie Dough recipe to create a fun and delicious Chocolate Chip Candy Cane Cookie that the kids raved over! This year I’ve come up with a pretty Lemon Crinkle Cookie using the same recipe, and a few small tweaks. 

Lemon Crinkle Cookies - Mom vs the BoysBecel Anything Goes Cookie Dough

Ingredients

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup Becel® Buttery Taste margarine*

1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 large Naturegg™ Omega 3 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract

 

How to make

Preheat oven to 375°F (190° C).

Combine flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside.

Beat Becel® Buttery Taste margarine with sugars in large bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla until blended. Gradually add in flour mixture; beat just until blended. 

Add your choice of mix in’s (i.e. chocolate chip, dried fruit, seeds, toffee bits, etc.). Drop by tablespoonfuls on ungreased baking sheets, 2-inches (5 cm) apart.

Bake 7 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool 2 minutes on wire rack; remove cookies from sheets and cool completely. Makes about 52 cookies

Lemon Crinkle Cookies - Mom vs the BoysMy boys and I love all things lemon so this year I decided to try a nice lemon cookie dough by adding a couple tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice and the zest from one lemon. Then I rolled the dough in some soft powdered sugar for a touch of sweetness! It’s a wonderful combination and if you find your sugar bakes off in the oven, go ahead and give it another sprinkle when it comes out..

Lemon Crinkle Cookies - Mom vs the Boys

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Lemon Crinkle Cookies
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Recipe type: Cookie
Serves: 48
 
Ingredients
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup Becel® Buttery Taste margarine
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg
  • 2½ Tbs lemon juice
  • zest of one lemon
  • 4 drops of yellow food colouring (optional)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190° C).
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside.
  3. Beat Becel® Buttery Taste margarine with sugars in large bowl. Beat in eggs and lemon juice until blended. Gradually add in flour mixture; beat just until blended. Stir in lemon zest and food colouring.
  4. Cover bowl and chill in the refrigerator at least 1 hour or overnight.
  5. Pour powdered sugar into a bowl. Using a large cookie scoop, scoop the dough out of the bowl and place in the bowl of powdered sugar. Gently toss the bowl or roll the dough to generously coat in powdered sugar.
  6. Place on ungreased baking sheets, 2-inches (5 cm) apart.
  7. Bake 7 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool 2 minutes on wire rack; remove cookies from sheets and cool completely.

Lemon Crinkle Cookies - Mom vs the BoysNo matter what you bake this holiday season, you can replace butter with margarine 1:1 in any recipe for an easy to use alternative ready to use straight from the fridge. I love that Becel® margarine has no artificial preservatives, flavours or colours and is made from simple blends of plant and seed oils.

Lemon Crinkle Cookie - Mom vs the BoysFor more inspiration on how to use the Becel Anything Goes Cookie Dough, visit Becel.ca where you’ll find amazing recipes for Chocolate Peppermint Spiral Cookies, Snickerdoodles and tons of gifting inspiration! 

 

Comments

  1. I will have to give these a try

  2. Cheryl MacPhail says:

    These look really yummy! I just love lemon 🙂

  3. I love anything lemony and these look yummy!

  4. Victoria Ess says:

    These look so good! I’m definitely going to make them!

  5. kathy downey says:

    I will be trying these we enjoy anything with lemon

  6. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    These sound delicious and just my taste too, I’ll have to see if I find time to make these before I head off for Christmas. 🙂

  7. What a sweet cookie recipe! I love baking with lemon!

  8. loucheryl says:

    I just love lemon everything! I have to make these cookies!

  9. Judy Cowan says:

    Sounds good, I love lemon so these cookies would be great. I already use the Becel basic recipe and it is great!

  10. Yum! These sound really good – different than the typical sweet cookie!

  11. Chandra O'Connor says:

    I was wondering when reading the recipe why they were called lemon when it didn’t state any. Lol always pays to keep reading. They look melt in your mouth

  12. kathy downey says:

    I made 1/2 a batch this am and they are delicious

  13. Lemon flavored anything is my favorite, I know I will love this recipe!

  14. Lynda Cook says:

    I love lemons so these cookies would be my favourite

  15. My husband would love these cookies as lemon is his favourite.

  16. Darcy Koch says:

    I do like the flavor of lemon so am sure these would taste delicious.

  17. kathy downey says:

    The kids totally love them we make them this am and they were gone before supper….lol

  18. Rosanne Robinson says:

    I love lemon cookies and your recipe looks and sounds extra yummy, can’t wait to try them, thanks!

  19. Rachel Cryer says:

    These look good I will try these recipe and roll the cookies in powdered sugar and roll. I usually just sprinkle some on top

  20. Sarah Jackson says:

    love the anything goes idea ! this one is a keeper for sure ! saving this link to my recipes folder

  21. love lemon cookies! Great recipe!

  22. Jonathan Caldwell says:

    Thing of making these for my mother she loves lemon desserts.

  23. sarah alexis says:

    Yummy – I totally needed a new cookie recipe to try over the holidays!!! This looks perfect 🙂

  24. Cookies are one of the best gifts for non bakers!

  25. Carol McCann says:

    love cookies I am going to make these

  26. Ooohhh lemon is such a nice switch from the usual holiday cookies!

  27. Jennifer Ann Wilson says:

    I can’t wait to try these, I love anything lemon!

  28. Alison Braidwood says:

    I love anything lemon, particularly in cookies and cakes. This would be fab recipe for a Christmas cookie exchange.

  29. Yum! I love lemon and I think I will probably love these Lemon Crinkle Cookies. Thank you so much for these cookies.

  30. Brenda Lacourciere says:

    I would love these. I’m going to try them for New Years because they look festive.

  31. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’ve not got around to making these yet. I did make Tablet, which is a Scottish fudge like stuff – it didn’t work out as expected but did taste pretty good anyway. Next are potato cakes, must make the tonight as I can practically already taste them. 🙂

  32. Anita D. says:

    This look delicious. I just started to appreciate the taste of lemon in desserts this year and now I am
    Obsessed. I will have to try this recipee.

  33. kathy downey says:

    I have made these before and they are so delicious

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