Lemon Crinkle Cookies - Cookie Recipe Contest Winner

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Lemon Crinkle Cookies - Cookie Recipe Contest Winner

Post by StarryNightDave » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:56 pm

Lemon Crinkle Cookies - Cookie Recipe Contest Winner

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We are pleased to announce the winner of best cookie is the Lemon Crinkle Cookie by Lauren Brennan from Hood River, Oregon. Congratulations!

We loved how they tasted both fresh and sweet, had the right amount of chewiness, and we couldn't help going back for seconds and thirds.

Lemon Crinkle Cookies
Makes 2-3 dozen

Ingredients:
½ cups butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoons vanilla extract
1 whole egg
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
¼ teaspoons salt
¼ teaspoons baking powder
⅛ teaspoons baking soda
1-½ cup all-purpose flour
½ cups powdered sugar

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease light colored baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Whip in vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and juice. Scrape sides and mix again. Stir in all dry ingredients slowly until just combined, excluding the powdered sugar. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again briefly. Pour powdered sugar onto a large plate. Roll a heaping teaspoon of dough into a ball and roll in powdered sugar. Place on baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough.

Bake for 9-11 minutes or until bottoms begin to barely brown and cookies look matte {not melty or shiny}. Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

*If using a non-stick darker baking tray, reduce baking time by about 2 minutes.

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Re: Lemon Crinkle Cookies - Cookie Recipe Contest Winner

Post by Pixie » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:45 pm

Yummy!!!! I think that sounds wonderful!!!!!!

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Post by tattulip » Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:55 pm

Pixie wrote:Yummy!!!! I think that sounds wonderful!!!!!!
:yes: I wonder if you could sprinkle them with colored sugar and make them "Christmasy"

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Post by tattulip » Thu Dec 05, 2013 6:13 pm

Someone in my church said these were sooooo good!

Brown Butter Salted Caramel Snickerdoodles


Ingredients

2½ cups all-purpose Gold Medal flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 cup unsalted butter, sliced
1¼ cup dark brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt
1 cup caramel squares, cut into ¼’s
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Coarse Sea salt

Instructions

In a medium sized bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, cream of tarter, cinnamon, and set aside.
To brown the butter, heat a medium saucepan to medium high heat. Add the sliced butter, whisking frequently. You will notice the butter starting to become frothy on the top and brown specks will start to form along the bottom. You have to watch it closely because the turn happens quickly and you don’t want it to burn. You will start to smell a nutty aroma and once it turns to a brown color, remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature.
While the butter is cooling, cut the carmel squares into ¼’s.
In a stand mixer, combine the brown butter and brown sugar, and ½ cup granulated sugar. (The ¼ cup sugar will be used for rolling in the cookies). Mix until blended and smooth.
Beat in egg, yolk, vanilla and yogurt and mix until combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients until combined.
Form the dough into a ball and cover with plastic. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
Once you are ready to bake preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Measure about 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball. Flatten the ball and place 1-2 caramel squares inside, wrap the cookie dough over the caramel and roll back into a ball. Make sure it is completely covered so that the caramel won’t stick to the pan.
Mix ¼ cup sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and roll each cookie in the mixture. Place on a cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt. (I used course sea salt)
Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges turn lightly brown. The centers will be soft. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes, and transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

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Re: Lemon Crinkle Cookies - Cookie Recipe Contest Winner

Post by ConsrvYank1 » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:47 am

They sound really good. I love lemon in baked goods. :drool:

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Re: Lemon Crinkle Cookies - Cookie Recipe Contest Winner

Post by Pixie » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:48 am

tattulip wrote:
Pixie wrote:Yummy!!!! I think that sounds wonderful!!!!!!
:yes: I wonder if you could sprinkle them with colored sugar and make them "Christmasy"
Sure you can! It's Christmas time! :)

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Re: Lemon Crinkle Cookies - Cookie Recipe Contest Winner

Post by Pixie » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:50 am

tattulip wrote:Someone in my church said these were sooooo good!

Brown Butter Salted Caramel Snickerdoodles


Ingredients

2½ cups all-purpose Gold Medal flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 cup unsalted butter, sliced
1¼ cup dark brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon plain Greek yogurt
1 cup caramel squares, cut into ¼’s
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Coarse Sea salt

Instructions

In a medium sized bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, cream of tarter, cinnamon, and set aside.
To brown the butter, heat a medium saucepan to medium high heat. Add the sliced butter, whisking frequently. You will notice the butter starting to become frothy on the top and brown specks will start to form along the bottom. You have to watch it closely because the turn happens quickly and you don’t want it to burn. You will start to smell a nutty aroma and once it turns to a brown color, remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature.
While the butter is cooling, cut the carmel squares into ¼’s.
In a stand mixer, combine the brown butter and brown sugar, and ½ cup granulated sugar. (The ¼ cup sugar will be used for rolling in the cookies). Mix until blended and smooth.
Beat in egg, yolk, vanilla and yogurt and mix until combined. Slowly add the dry ingredients until combined.
Form the dough into a ball and cover with plastic. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or overnight.
Once you are ready to bake preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Measure about 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball. Flatten the ball and place 1-2 caramel squares inside, wrap the cookie dough over the caramel and roll back into a ball. Make sure it is completely covered so that the caramel won’t stick to the pan.
Mix ¼ cup sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and roll each cookie in the mixture. Place on a cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt. (I used course sea salt)
Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges turn lightly brown. The centers will be soft. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes, and transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
I love Snickerdoodles but I am not a fan of caramel... it is just too sweet and sticky for me

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