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

Lemon Drop Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 4 -5 dozen cookies
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 *see note
  • 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
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 3/4 Cup  Brach's Lemon Drops - 9oz
  • For the glaze
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • juice of two lemons

Instructions

  • 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.

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. 
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Drop Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 113mg5%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 2g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.