Easter Crinkle Cookies

Easter Crinkle Cookies are a soft sugar cookie rolled in powdered sugar to get a crinkle top! They are sweet, fun and perfect for Easter!

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A pile of Easter Crinkle Cookies

These cookies are sweet, soft and just perfection. Instead of the traditional frosting you usually have with a sweet sugar cookie, these cookies are rolled in powdered sugar before baking!

Making Easter Crinkle Cookies

Easter Crinkle cookies are easy to make in your stand mixer using the paddle attachment. A hand mixer will work great, and even your good ol’ hands will work too (just a little more work!).

First, you will cream together your butter and sugar. Then add your eggs and cream some more.

Next, add in the vanilla and lemon juice. Mix until fully incorporated. Then, add in your baking powder, and last your flour. Mix until fully combined.

Easter Crinkle Cookies dough being mixed in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment

You can make your cookies any color you like. You will just use regular food coloring.

Divide your dough evenly into as many colors you want. I had 4 different colors : pink, purple, blue and yellow.

Place the colored cookie dough in their own zip top bags for chilling.

Easter Crinkle Cookie Dough in 4 colors - needs chilled

You will need to refrigerate your dough. This helps the cookies stay fluffy and not flatten when baking. They need to chill for at least 3 hours or overnight. I have mine chill overnight!

Get that Crinkle Top!!!

Crinkle Cookies are a soft sugar cookie rolled in powdered sugar to get that crinkle top!

After the dough has chilled, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or grease your baking sheet.

Take the dough and roll them into balls. Mine are about a rounded tablespoon each. I got 12 cookie balls out of each color, making 4 dozen cookies.

Roll the dough into balls. Then roll them in powdered sugar.

A ball of cookie dough rolled in powdered sugar to make crinkle cookies
cookie dough rolled into a ball rolled in powered sugar ready to bake to make a crinkle cookie

Place the powdered sugar cookie dough on your lined baking sheet. Make sure the cookies are about 2 inches apart so they don’t bake into each other.

Easter Crinkle cookies rolled in powdered sugar before baking

Bake your cookies for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and enjoy!

Easter Crinkle Cookies colored pink, yellow, blue and purple lined up on parchment paper
Soft and sweet Crinkle Cookies for Easter

***You can make these Crinkle Cookies for any holiday…just change the color for the holiday!

For some other Easter treats, try my Easter Fudge and my Easter “Peeps Marshmallow Treats.

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Easter Crinkle Cookies

Easter Crinkle Cookies are a soft sugar cookie rolled in powdered sugar to get a crinkle top! They are sweet, fun and perfect for Easter!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Chilling Time for the dough3 hours
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened (not melted)
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • food coloring for coloring the dough *I use pink, purple, blue and yellow
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, for rolling before baking

Instructions

  • In a mixer (or using a hand mixer, or by hand), cream together the butter and sugar. Add in the eggs and cream again.
  • Add in the lemon juice and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Add in the baking powder and the flour. Mix well.
  • Divide the dough in 4 equal parts. Color each portion of dough your desired color. I color mine blue, yellow, pink and purple. Place each portion in its own zip top bag and chill for at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • When you are getting ready to bake your cookies, preheat your oven to 350° Line a baking/cookie sheet with parchment paper, or grease your pan. Measure out your 1/2 cup of powdered sugar in a bowl.
  • After the dough has chilled, take it out of the zip top bag and roll it into dough balls. Each cookie dough ball should be about a rounded tablespoon.
    ***I get 12 cookies out of each color, making 4 dozen cookies total.
  • Roll each cookie dough ball in the powdered sugar and place them on your lined baking sheet. Make sure they are about 2 inches apart for baking so they don't bake into each other.
  • Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven when done baking and enjoy!

Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from Two Sisters recipe.

Make these Easter Crinkle Cookies- soft, sweet and perfect
Soft Sugar Cookie rolled in powder sugar

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