Soft and chewy lemon drop cookies are the perfect treat for those lemon lovers out there! A light glaze on top and a sprinkle of crushed lemon drops!
Soft and chewy lemon drop cookies are the perfect treat for those lemon lovers out there! A light glaze on top and a sprinkle of crushed lemon drops! ohsweetbasil.com

Dear Friends,
These Lemon Drop Cookies are sweet deliciousness. No, really. It’s my new favorite next to a warm chocolate chip. Seriously. I know you love your chocolate and I know you are doubting me right now, but just have a little faith. TRY THIS COOKIE, then come back and thank me a million times over for finding it and posting it for you.

You’re welcome 😉

Soft and chewy lemon drop cookies are the perfect treat for those lemon lovers out there! A light glaze on top and a sprinkle of crushed lemon drops! ohsweetbasil.com

Seriously though, it’s wonderful. These are tender, lemony and oh so perfect. Our oldest daughter has taken these lemon drop cookies on as her own. She makes it all by herself and they turn out just lovely. At first I really wanted to pop in and take over as I could tell she wasn’t beating in the sugar long enough, but I let go of control and just played a supporting role and now, a few batches later they are perfect and we adore them. In fact, I will now keep lemon drops on hand as I do chocolate chips.

How to Make Lemon Drop Cookies

The lemon drops need to be blended in a blender so they are turned into a powder. We measure out 3/4 cups of the drops and then blend them up and whisk them into the dry ingredients.

You can also see all of the steps in this super quick video tutorial for lemon drop cookies recipe.

Soft and chewy lemon drop cookies are the perfect treat for those lemon lovers out there! A light glaze on top and a sprinkle of crushed lemon drops! ohsweetbasil.com

Can You Use Shortening Instead of Butter?

This recipe uses shortening because with the addition of lemon drops the cookies tend to get dried out so butter is a tricky fat to use as it doesn’t stay as soft in cookies either. Now, we agree that butter is best, so if you need to you can use a little butter and the rest shortening or go ahead and use all butter, but please remember that they will be a more crisp cookie.

Soft and chewy lemon drop cookies are the perfect treat for those lemon lovers out there! A light glaze on top and a sprinkle of crushed lemon drops! ohsweetbasil.com

It’s also best to use the glaze just a few minutes after the cookies come out of the oven. It soaks in just a little and sets up beautifully.

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Lemon Drop Cookies

Lemon Drop Cookies

3.79 from 32 votes
Servings: 4 -5 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

Description

Soft and chewy lemon drop cookies are the perfect treat for those lemon lovers out there! A light glaze on top and a sprinkle of crushed lemon drops!

Ingredients 

Recipe adapted from See Jane in the Kitchen

  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cups Butter Flavored Shortening, or regular shortening or butter but they are more dry with butter
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Extract
  • 4 Cups Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Zest Lemon
  • 3/4 Cup Brach's Lemon Drops - 9oz

For the Glaze

  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Juiced Lemons

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In mixing bowl, cream sugar, shortening for 1-2 minutes and then add eggs; add flavorings.
    2 Cups Sugar, 1 1/2 Cups Butter Flavored Shortening, 3 Eggs, 1 teaspoon Vanilla, 1 teaspoon Lemon Extract
  • Stir in dry ingredients, lemon zest, and crushed lemon drops powder (I crush them in my blender).
    4 Cups Flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons Soda, 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder, 1 teaspoon Salt, 1 Zest Lemon, 3/4 Cup Brach's Lemon Drops - 9oz
  • 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.
    3 Cups Powdered Sugar, 2 Juiced Lemons
  • Brush glaze over cookie tops.
  • Let cookies cool completely.

Notes

If using regular shortening the cookies may not be as buttery. All shortening is the softest cookie, but not as flavorful so you can play around with the recipe; all shortening, all butter, half and half or we prefer 3/4 shortening to 1/4 butter. 
Cookies can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 175kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 113mgSugar: 17g
Author: Sweet Basil
Course: Over 400 Baby Shower Food Ideas that Taste Amazing

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