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.
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.
Lemon Drop Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 175Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Author: Sweet Basil
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