Sugared Lemon Crinkles with a Sweet Lemon Glaze

 Sugar Cookie Crinkles rolled in White Sparkling Sugar and drizzled with a Sweet Lemon Glaze. Yum!


Whenever I think of Sugar Cookies I am filled with all kinds of sweet memories. Memories of me and my mom in the kitchen making the dough, rolling it precisely to 1/4-inch thickness, and cutting out all kinds of different shapes, depending on what season or what holiday was coming up next.

Decorating was next and you better believe I was all about sprinkles. Tons and tons of sprinkles, of course.


The sugar-cookie-process was always a big deal in our house, especially since it took a lot of time and effort. I loved spending all of that time baking away, but what if you only have a couple of minutes to spare and are in need of a serious sugar cookie fix? You go for none other than crinkles.

This recipe doesn’t take any longer than making a regular batch of cookies. No chilling, rolling or cutting out shapes required. And the best part about this method? You don’t compromise taste in the least.

On the contrary, these cookies are so chewy, lemony, and absolutely scrumptious.


Oh, and I definitely love the fact that I get to use lemons once again :). Lemons and limes – I am all about citrus these days and these cookies don’t disappoint. There’s some serious lemon flavor going on here… does it get any better?


Yeah, didn’t think so. If you’re a serious lemon fan like me, these will rock your world.

Don’t let me keep you from making Sugared Lemon Cookies another second. Let’s bond over a couple of crinkles instead.


 Hope you’re having a fabulous week so far, friends!

Sugared Lemon Crinkles with a Sweet Lemon Glaze
Yields 24
These Lemon Crinkle Cookies are one of my favorite sugar cookies to date. Amazingly addictive!
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For the Cookies
  1. 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  3. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  6. 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  7. 1 large egg
  8. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  9. juice of 1/2 lemon
  10. white sparkling sugar, for rolling the cookies
For the glaze
  1. 1-1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  2. 1-2 tablespoons milk
  3. juice of 1/2 lemon
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. 1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda & powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. 2. In the bowl of your electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar until well combined, about 3 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and stir until incorporated. Add lemon juice and give it a quick stir.
  4. 3. Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet and stir until combined.
  5. 4. Form cookie dough into balls, about 1 1/2 tablespoons each. Pour sparkling sugar into a bowl and roll each cookie dough ball in the sugar until completely covered. Place onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat.
  6. 5. Prepare the glaze by combining the confectioners’ sugar, milk and lemon juice. Glaze should be slightly runny and easy to drizzle over the cookies (it will harden after a couple of minutes). Enjoy!
  1. Cookies will keep up to 5 days stored in an airtight container or up to 2 months in the freezer.
Deliciously Yum!


  1. These crinkles look delicious. Anything cirtussy is defo a winner

  2. Oh so yum! I feel like I could grab a bite right through the screen. Delish! Pinning.

  3. I love this twist on classic sugar cookies. I bet the citrus really heightens the flavor!

  4. I just love, love, love lemon desserts. Light yet full of flavor. These cookies sound delicious! Beautiful pictures as always Kathi : )

  5. Love lemon cookies, and yours look so sparkly and sweet and delicious!

  6. I love lemon! I also love a cookie that doesn’t need to chill. These look absolutely lovely. Pinning!

  7. These look so good! I Love lemon cookies. I want to invite you to pin to my group board, The Best Gluten Free Desserts, but I think you need to follow me on Pinterest for my invitation to go through. 🙂

  8. what bright and cheery cookies!

  9. My hubby and daughter would love these. So delicate and flavorful. Delicious Kathi

  10. Yum, I am a total sucker for lemon treats and these cookies totally rock! Love a chewy cookie and that lemon glaze sounds delicious!

  11. Ohhhhh, Kathi! You’re treats know no bounds, and they always look so beautiful! Like so beautiful, that I don’t want to take a bite out of them! I love all of the lemon going on in these crinkles. Just, yum! Pinning!

  12. You? All about the sprinkles? I’m having a hard time believing that! Haha!

    It’s been so long since I’ve had a lemon cookie. What a perfect summer cookie. The drizzle of glaze just makes these cookies that much more irresistible.

  13. Gwen Graham says:

    Made these yesterday-best lemon cookies I’ve EVER had! The only thing I did differently was to finely grate lemon peel into the glaze-I love a ton of lemon flavor. They turned out so pretty with the sparkling sugar-will be perfect for gift giving! Going to keep this recipe and make them often.

  14. My wife just made a batch of your cookies. They are wonderful. Of the 6 different types of holiday cookies that she made today, it is hands down my favorite. We are making it a permanent part of our cookie trays. I love the texture and lightness. Even without the glaze it is a blue ribbon cookie, but the lemon glaze really helps to dress it up for the holidays.

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