Jurassic World Lemon Lava Cookies

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was not what I’d expected. I’d expected it to be good! I’d expected a lot more lava and volcanoes and a lot less dinosaurs running upstairs and downstairs in mansions. But oh well, I’m sticking with my Lemon Lava cookie recipe and the dinosaurs can go chase themselves! Maybe Fallen Franchise? Just sayin’.

Full review on YouTube: http://youtu.be/zSDwhu2HnFc

This recipe is my take on the chocolate crinkle cookie recipe that I used to make around Christmas time. Only instead of chocolate showing through the powdered sugar “snow”, this is “lava” (lemon flavored cookie) showing through the “hardened ash” (black sanding sugar). When you look at them, you’re not expecting this bright lemony flavor, then
wow…Delicious! (I found my black sanding sugar at Joann’s.)

Lemon Lava Cookies

2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
Zest and juice from 2 lemons
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Yellow food coloring
Orange food coloring

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl, sift or whisk together the flour baking powder and salt.

Mix together the butter, sugar and lemon zest until light and fluffy. Mix in eggs, beating well after each. Add lemon juice and vanilla extract and mix thoroughly. (do NOT add food coloring at this point unless you want the dough to be all one color.)


Slowly stir in dry ingredients and mix just until combined. Now you can add the food colors, just mixing into the dough, but not mixing colors together too much. This will give you that nice lava look.


Put sanding sugar in a small bowl. Scoop cookie dough into 1-2 Tablespoons, depending on the size cookie you want, remembering they will spread a little. Roll into a ball, then dip one side in the sanding sugar and place sugar side up onto a lightly greased baking sheet, 2 inches apart.

Bake 10-13 minutes. Because of the black sanding sugar, it will be hard to tell when the cookie are done, If you lightly touch the cookie on top, it should feel set, and should be just lightly brown on the bottom.

Transfer to a wire rack to cool and store in an airtight container.

Makes approximately 2 dozen.









  • 2 cups all purpose flour








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Lemon Lava Cookies