Lemon crackle cookies

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Serves: 30 (approx 26g )

Category: Biscuits and Slices


  • 1 cup plain flour, sifted
  • 1½ cups wholemeal plain flour, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ cup polyunsaturated margarine
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • Few drops yellow food colouring (if desired)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ½ cup icing sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C, line two baking trays with baking paper
  2. In a medium bowl add flours and baking powder
  3. In a large bowl of electric mixer add margarine and sugar, mix until creamy then add eggs, lemon juice, zest, vanilla extract and 4 -5 drops of yellow food colouring (if using)
  4. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until well combined
  5. Place icing sugar into a small bowl
  6. Roll 1 tablespoon of mixture into balls then roll in icing sugar to coat well. Place balls onto baking sheet, leaving room for spreading
  7. Bake for 10 minutes
  8. Allow to cool on the tray slightly before transferring to a cooling rack.

Nutrition information panel

Nutrient Per Serve Per 100g
Energy 327KJ 1254KJ
Protein 1.7g 6.4g
Total fat 1.6g 6.4g
Saturated fat 0.3g 1.4g
Carbohydrate 13g 52g
Sugars 5.8g 22g
Dietary Fibre 1.0g 4g
Sodium 39mg 151mg

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