We love lemon crinkle cookies on mini plates that we have started calling “cookie plates.” Back today to share our five favorite things along with Mary Ann who is currently in Italy after leaving Paris and Cindy who is getting settled in her new home in Paso Robles.
Chewy Lemon Crinkle Cookies
But let’s start with cookies! These chewy lemon cookies are my go-to cookie for summer. They are like the summer version of the more holiday dark chocolate crinkle cookies.
You probably have everything you need to make lemon crinkle cookies. It’s basic pantry items, plus butter and lemon. And while they bake, they smell so delicious!
- baking powder
- baking soda
- lemon essential oil or lemon extract
- powdered sugar
lemon crinkle cookies
A wonderful chewy lemony cookie for summer!
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter at room temperature
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 10 drops of lemon essential oil
- Juice and zest of one lemon
- Powdered Sugar
- Combine dry ingredients and set aside
- Cream butter and sugar, and add egg, lemon juice, zest, and lemon essential oil. Mix to combine.
- Add in the dry ingredients and mix well.
- Refrigerate for one hour.
- Roll balls (dough will be sticky), roll in powdered sugar, and bake on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12-15 minutes in a 350º oven. Let cool for a minute or two before transferring to a cooling rack.
The lemon essential oil or extract is optional, but I love to add lemon essential oil to make the lemon really stand out!
2. We love cookie plates!
Mini plates are one of the things we added to our shop right from the beginning! These darling little plates are so versatile. We use them for bread plates, muffins, brownies, chocolate budino in a cup, and of course cookies. They are also great as saucers for plants, candles…so many things! We have a few options to choose from, you can see them in the “Everyday” section in the shop!
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3. You can never have too many white shirts like this one from Alex Mill
In the summer especially I love a white shirt. Linen, cotton, and always long sleeve. If it’s a linen shirt I may roll up the sleeves, but this shirt is one that you just wash, hang dry, and wear over and over. I have it in Dusty Olive, so when I saw that it came in white, I had to order it. It’s simply the easiest shirt to wear. It’s perfect for travel because it’s made using their Crisp Paper Cotton that dries quickly. I sometimes wear back to back and I love knowing that it will be dry in the morning after washing it and hanging it to dry! It’s the perfect shirt to wear with linen pants over a swim suit and then dinner the next night.
4. Susan Kauffman’s book, “Walk with me New York”
If you love New York, you will love this new book!
5. Lemon Essential Oil
If I could only have one essential oil, it would be lemon. No question about it! I use it for everything from adding an extra burst to my lemon crinkle cookies to cleaning!
Lemon is like a super power when it comes to cleaning
- Add several drops to two cups of white vinegar to clean the inside of your dishwasher.
- Add a few drops with white vinegar and baking soda to clean your washing machine. I do this pretty often and no more smelly front loading laundry machine.
- I use it as a stain remover. If you’ve ever had a shirt with a grease stain and maybe it even made it’s way through the dryer before you noticed that it didn’t come out in the wash, next time add a drop or two of lemon right on the stain. I have saved many pieces of clothing this way!
- I always add a few drops of lemon essential oil to my window cleaner to give it an extra boost. I use Thieves, white vinegar and lemon to clean all my windows and it works beautifully even on the grimeiest windows.
- Lemon in a shaker jar with baking soda in the refrigerator. You can read more about that here.
- Lemon clears the air when diffusing all over the house and it smells so fresh! I love people’s reaction when they walk in and smell the lemon sent!
Let’s go check in on Mary Ann and Cindy this week to see what they’ve discovered in their travels and new city.