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Crinkles cookies with lemon curd: recipe for the perfect sweet and sour snack for summer

7 January, 2024

Crinkles cookies with lemon curd: recipe for the perfect sweet and sour snack for summer

The crinkles cookies with lemon curd that we bring you today, in addition to being pretty, are delicious, especially to those who love mixtures between sweet and sour, since these have a small portion of lemon cream or lemon curd on their surface that makes them even more irresistible if possible.

Easy crinkles cookies with lemon curd

They are known as crinkles, which translated into Spanish would be like saying cracked or cracked cookies and their hallmark are these characteristic cracks that make them unmistakable cookies and very popular in other northern European countries.

The recipe is disputed between Belgium and Germany, but the truth is that it is not very clear which of the two countries was the first to prepare them, although it seems that the balance leans more towards the Belgians who were inspired by the kringle, a species of brioche glazed with sugar, also very typical of the Nordic countries.

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Its texture is unmatched, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, so for many they are halfway between a cookie and a cake. Yes, they are not craving cookies, that is, thinking about them and having them for a while, since they need a minimum of two hours in the refrigerator for the dough to set, but the truth is that it is well worth waiting that time because They are delicious.


For 16 units

     Sugar (For the dough) 100 g

     Pastry flour (For the dough) 300 g

     Butter (For the dough) 100 g

     Lemon zest (For the dough) 1

     Lemon juice (For the dough) 1

     Egg Size M (For the dough) 1

     Baking Powder Royal, 1 tablespoon (For the dough)

     Salt, a pinch (For the dough)

     Icing sugar (For the topping) 150 g

     Sugar (For the topping) 100 g

     Sugar (For lemon curd) 100 g

     Lemon zest (For lemon curd) 2

     Egg yolk, size M (For lemon curd) 5

     Salt, a pinch (For lemon curd)

     Lemon juice (For lemon curd) 80 g

     Butter (For lemon curd) 65 g

How to make crinkles cookies with lemon curd

Difficulty: Medium

     Total time 1 h 30 m

     Preparation 1 hour

     Cooking 30 m

     Rest 2 hours

Best crinkles cookies with lemon curd

We will start by preparing the lemon curd cream. To do this, we add the sugar and lemon zest to a bowl and rub with our fingers so that it picks up the aroma of the lemon. Add the egg yolks and salt to the lemon sugar, and beat lightly until pale and slightly fluffy.

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In a pot over medium heat, heat the lemon juice until it starts to boil. Add the hot lemon juice to the egg yolk and sugar mixture, stirring constantly until we have added all the juice.

Return the mixture to the pot and cook over low heat, stirring constantly until it thickens so that it coats the back of a spoon or spatula. It will be about four to five minutes. We shouldn’t let the lemon curd boil, so we shouldn’t see any bubbles forming.

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Once it thickens, remove it from the heat and add the butter until it melts completely. We pass the lemon curd through a fine mesh strainer to remove the lemon zest, this will make it perfectly soft and creamy, and we cover it with transparent film.

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Let cool completely to room temperature. We can also prepare it one or two days in advance and store it in the refrigerator until needed. You can also prepare the lemon curd in the microwave, following this recipe that we had already proposed to you some time ago.

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To make the cookie dough. Add the sugar and lemon zest to a bowl and rub with your fingertips so that the sugar is infused with the lemon smell. Add the warmed melted butter, eggs, lemon juice and vanilla, and mix well until combined.

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