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Italian Lemon Drop Cookies

Italian Lemon Drop Cookies

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Crisco Baking Sticks(R)

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

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  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.
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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 than cookie. Be careful when making the icing because it calls for 1/4 cup of milk but you only add 2 tbs to start and use the rest as needed. I did add a little corn syrup to help harden it and give it a little shine. I also added several drops of yellow food coloring because otherwise they are pretty plain looking. I wish they had been better.

Pam Haycraft

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 dough next time.


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 was nervous for the turn out but they were pretty tasty! The frosting definitely made them so do not skimp on that! I will probably make these again!