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8 Award-Winning Recipes from LDS Living Readers

From cookies to casseroles, LDS Living readers have submitted hundreds of delicious recipes for contests throughout the years. Here, we bring you the winning dishes from eight of those contests. Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth or an urge for something new for dinner, you’ll love these tasty recipes from readers like you!

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Lemon Crinkle Cookies

By Lauren Brennan

· ½ cup butter, softened
· 1 cup granulated sugar
· ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
· 1 whole egg
· 1 teaspoon lemon zest
· 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
· ¼ teaspoon salt
· ¼ teaspoon baking powder
· teaspoon baking soda
· 1½ cups all-purpose flour
· ½ cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease light-colored baking sheets with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

In large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Whip in vanilla, egg, lemon zest, and juice. Scrape sides and mix again. Excluding the powdered sugar, stir in all other dry ingredients slowly until just combined. Scrape sides of bowl and mix again briefly. Pour powdered sugar onto large plate. Roll a heaping teaspoon of dough into a ball and roll in powdered sugar. Place on baking sheet and repeat with remaining dough. Bake for 9–11 minutes* or until bottoms begin to barely brown and cookies look matte (not melty or shiny). Remove from oven and cool cookies about 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

*If using non-stick, darker baking tray, reduce baking time by about 2 minutes.