Lemon Drops

Lemon Drops

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"These cookies have a taste very similar to old-fashioned lemon drops."


servings 68 cals
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Original recipe yields 48 servings



  • Calories:
  • 68 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.2g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 14 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on high for 30 seconds. Add sugar and lemon peel; beat until combined. Beat in milk.
  3. Beat in as much flour as you can, stir in remaining flour. Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes or till edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Frost with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting. Store, covered, in the refrigerator.


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  1. 24 Ratings


Quick and easy recipe! All my co-workers loved these cookies!! I now have the recipe memorized I make them so much. I added a little extra lemon zest in the last batch and they were much more ...

These tasted okay, but didn't make even close to 48 like the recipe said. You do need to flatten the dough before baking or you will have balls instead of cookies. I only had to bake them for ...

On their own, these cookies were a failure. I iced them with the lemon cream cheese frosting on this website (see link on recipe page) which is incredible. It gave a much-needed flavor boost and...

Good overall, however, without frosting they have a really light flavor. I actually added a little bit of lemon juice and it seemed to help. It's a personal preference thing . . .

I'm glad that I read previous reviews before I made these cookies. I doubled the zest and added fresh lemon juice. They are still very light. Instead of the frosting, I glazed them with a powder...

These were quick and easy to make. They were not quite lemony enough for me, so I added a teaspoon or so of lemon extract to the frosting. I was optimistic enough to try them out the first time...

Super YUMMY!! especiallly with the lemon frosting!! these little cookies tasted just like the lemon drop candies!

I love these. I have lots of lemons to use up, so I am trying different cookies. After reading reviews, I was just a bit worried about taste; I really wanted very lemony cookies. I used one cup ...

Great cookie, awesome lemon flavor! Thanks a bunch!