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Lemon Drop Cookies

Lemon drop cookies bring sunshine to your day no matter the weather.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 48 cookies


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups butter flavored shortening
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Finely chopped zest of one lemon
  • 1 6-oz package lemon drops


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • juice of two lemons about 4-5 Tablespoons (I use less because I like my glaze a little thicker)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In mixing bowl, cream sugar, shortening, and eggs; add vanilla and lemon extract. Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Crush lemon drops in blender or food processor. Add lemon zest and crushed lemon drops. Roll into balls, flatten slightly with your hand, and bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet (You must use parchment here to avoid sticking).
  2. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool slightly on pan for a couple of minutes. Make the glaze by mixing powdered sugar with lemon juice to desired consistency. Brush glaze over cookie tops after cookies have cooled slightly. If the cookies are too hot the glaze will just melt off. Let cookies cool completely.