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Lemon Chewy Crisps Recipe

Lemon Chewy Crisps

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"Great fresh lemon taste in a chewy little cookie with a nice crisp brown edge. If you don't have the almonds, you can substitute 1/4 cup additional sugar instead."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl with electric mixer on high speed until fluffy. Beat in remaining ingredients except flour until well blended.
  3. On low speed, beat in flour just until blended.
  4. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 1 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Sprinkle with sugar or almonds.
  5. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet 1 minute before removing to wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week. HINT: These cookies will have a nicely browned edge if baked on a regular thin cookie sheet rather than a thick or insulated one.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 22, 2003

I used the extra sugar instead of the almonds. I also substituted 3 tablespoons of lemon juice for the lemon zest. The cookies turned out great! Not too lemony and very dainty. Cool for at least 2 or 3 minutes before removing.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 15, 2007

These were alright. They had a wonderful texture. I added extra lemon juice to try to get a much lemon flavor possible. But when they came out, they sorta tasted like air,.... They had no lemon flavor what so ever to me. However my mom said she could taste the lemon. I made a lemon glaze and put over the cookies and they were AMAZING!!! So if they were more lemony, or you already had the glaze with them, they would certainly be 5 stars.

Dec 13, 2004

These were great, I added 3 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice to the dough and dipped the balls in juice then sugar to enhance the lemon flavor. I also dusted with powerdered sugar to make it more like a lemon bar cookie.

Mar 31, 2005

I think I just found my new favorite cookie! I doubled the recipe and used one whole lemon (juice and zest without measuring). It came out tasting deliciously light and fluffy with just enough lemon flavor. I'm definitely making this one again, thanx Jennifer!

Jun 21, 2006

This is the perfect lemon cookie - everything the previous reviewers promised: crunchy and chewy. The only thing I'll do differently next time is double the recipe. I didn't notice until after I had mixed the batter that it is on the small side, so I found myself rationing the cookies instead of having plenty.

Dec 15, 2011

I've made these cookies exactly as per recipe and they were really nice. Then one day I thought why not, and reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup, added 1/2 cup chopped cranberries, 1 tsp lime juice, upped the baking powder to 1 tsp and baking soda to 1/2 tsp. I baked them in tiny paper cups for 17 mins. They tasted very very good. To pass the acid test, I made these lemony cupcakes for tea with a bunch of discerning ladies but this time I topped them with cream cheese and a frosted cranberry which I also got from AllRecipes. Those baby cupcakes looked so pretty! My goodness, the ladies were fighting over the last few cakes. But they were all my good friends so we had a really good time with me handing out the recipe like favours!

Sep 30, 2011

Delightful cookies. Crisp and chewy as promised with wonderful lemon flavor. Best eaten quickly and not stored - I found they lost their crispness quite quickly and went very soft.

Nov 30, 2009

I gave this 4 stars as is; however, I have made some changes that I think solves the problem many reviewers have mentioned about the cookie not being lemony enough. Instead of adding lemon juice, I used 2-1/2 tablespoons of frozen lemonade concentrate and I think it is lemony enough. I also used 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract instead of the vanilla extract and I added a couple more tablespoons of flour. Then I chilled my dough for about 45 minutes before baking. If you want the cookies to be fancy looking, you can roll the dough into 1 inch balls; then flatten the balls to about 1/4 inch thick using the bottom of a glass that has been moistened and dipped in granulated sugar. Lastly, used almond slices that are not broken and arrange three almond slices like spokes on a wheel and press them in slightly. This makes them look elegant. Oh, and I also chilled the cookies for about 10 minutes right before putting them in the oven. That part may not be necessary, but I thought it would keep them from flattening out too much. I only baked mine for 8 minutes.


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  • Calories
  • 97 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.7 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 54 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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