Friday, July 20, 2012

Pinterest in Real Life: Lemon Crinkle Cookies

 "I'm gonna make you girls a 'hump day' treat."

I love just about anything lemony, so when I saw this recipe on Pinterest I immediately pinned it. It won some Mormon cookie recipe contest, so I figured it had to be good, right?

Lemon Crinkle Domed Cookies
And it is. But I feel like something must have gotten lost in translation for me. First of all, my cookies do NOT look crinkly like the ones in the photo. In the interest of honesty, no one is exactly asking me to write a cook book, but damn it, I CAN bake. Somewhere along the line, however, I didn't quite nail this part. Mine are a bit more rounded and have a somewhat denser middle than I expected. I thought I'd be getting a sugar cookie-like chewiness, but with a lemony flavor, and these are just slightly donut-like to me. It's hard to explain. I feel like I took them out at the right time—when the bottoms just began to turn slightly brown—and I expected them to cave in and settle into the chewy appearance that the ones on the linked website have. But alas, they only settled slightly.

Can you tell where I do the majority of my shopping?

Also, I would love a slightly stronger lemon flavor. I might add an extra half tablespoon of lemon juice next time, just to kick it up a tad. The lemon flavor is very subtle.

Good, but just missing *something*. I'm open to suggestions!

All told, these are pretty darned good. I think the fact that I keep shoving them down my gullet is a good indication of such. But I think I need to play with the recipe a bit. I might add a lemon cream cheese frosting next time, too.

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