Ready for another of my Top Ten Favorite Cookie recipes? These are so yummy . . lemony, but not too lemony. You use crushed lemon drops (those sugary lemon candies- pictured above) I hope you enjoy!
Lemon Drop Cookies
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups butter flavored shortening
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. lemon extract
4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
Zest of one lemon (save the lemon for the frosting)
1 (6 oz.) pkg. lemon drops, crushed in the blender or food processor
2 cups (more or less) powdered sugar
Juice of two lemons
Preheat oven to 350. In mixing bowl, cream sugar, shortening, and eggs; Add flavorings. Turn off beater and add dry ingredients. Turn on and stir in. Add lemon zest and crushed lemon drops. Mix well. Roll into balls. Flatten slightly and put on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a silpat (very important as these cookies will stick) I'm thinking waxed paper may work, too. Bake for about 10 minutes. Don't overbake. Let cool slightly, then glaze while still warm. You can use a brush and brush on the glaze. Let cool. Makes 4-5 dozen.