Italian Lemon Drop Cookies

Italian Lemon Drop Cookies


"Little lemon cookies topped with lemon frosting are tart, tangy, and irresistible."


50 m servings 139 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 139 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.3g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 48 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat baking sheet lightly with no-stick cooking spray. Combine flour, sugar and baking powder in a large bowl. Add shortening. Beat with electric mixer on low speed until shortening is completely blended into flour mixture. Add milk, egg and lemon extract, mixing just until blended.
  2. Roll dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1-inch apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on baking sheet on wire rack.
  3. For frosting, beat powdered sugar, shortening, 2 tablespoons warm milk and lemon extract in medium bowl with electric mixer on low speed until blended. Beat in additional warm milk, a little at a time, until desired consistency. Spread on top of cookies.


  • * 1/4 cup Crisco(R) All-Vegetable Shortening equals 1/4 stick Crisco(R) Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
  • * 1/3 cup Crisco(R) All-Vegetable Shortening equals 1/3 stick Crisco(R) Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening
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  1. 10 Ratings


This sounded yummy but didn't meet my expectations. I made the cookie recipe just as written. The cookie part is bland (not tasty without the sweetness from the icing) and it's more cakelike t...

I got this recipe off a bottle of Crisco and made them last night. They are very good. I used butter flavor Crisco which added some yellow to the cookies. I might add more lemon to the cookie do...

. I made this recipe 3 separate times, once with margarine, once with coconut oil, and once with shortening as written. I made actual drop scones (scraping dough from spoon) rather than rollin...

I was hesitant to make these after reading the reviews but I had all of the ingredients so I figured I'd give them a shot. I actually enjoyed them quite a bit! The raw dough was not good so I wa...

I like less sweet, so I liked them very much. My kids probably would have preferred sweeter cookies.

Dry, bland I will not be making these cookies again.

made these they were ex

I wish I had read the reviews before baking these. Was to bake for birthday at work, but looks like I will be going to the bakery in the morning. These cookies are dry, doughy, & bland. They ...

they tasted bland