Friday, July 16, 2010

Lemon Drop Cookies

Kathleen made these on Monday. They are very good. We used a small cookie scoop to make the cookies, but decided next time to make them smaller. They are very good.

Lemon Drop Cookies

2 c. sugar
1 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. lemon extract
4 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. salt
Finely chopped zest of one lemon
1 (6-oz) package lemon drop (sometimes these are tricky to find, I usually keep two or three bags in my pantry)
2 c. powdered sugar
juice of two lemons

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In mixing bowl, cream sugar, shortening, and eggs; add flavorings. Stir in dry ingredients, lemon zest, and crushed lemon drops (I crush them in my blender). Roll into balls, flatten slightly, and bake on parchment lined (if you don't use parchment, cookies will stick to pan) baking sheet for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool slightly on pan for a couple of minutes. Make a glaze by mixing powdered sugar with lemon juice. Brush glaze over cookie tops. Let cookies cool completely. ****We sprayed the pans with cooking spray--just don't let them sit too long on the pans or they stick.


  1. What is lemon drop? I have never seen anything like that in the grocery store.

  2. Lemon drops are little candies that are oblong and yellow. They taste like lemon. Walgreens would probably have them. I checked our Walmart and they didn't have them, but our grocery store did.