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 😉
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.
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.
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.
Lemon Drop Cookies
Let cookies cool completely. 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.
Recipe adapted from See Jane in the Kitchen
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 175 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 27mg Sodium: 113mg Carbohydrates: 26g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 17g Protein: 2g
Let cookies cool completely.
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.