Lemon Drops

    20 mins

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

    24 people made this

    Makes: 48 

    • 115 g butter
    • 100 g shortening
    • 150 g white sugar
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
    • 80 ml milk
    • 250 g all-purpose flour

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    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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    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 made the cookies tolerably moist for the first day. The frosting was good enough to raise these to a 3 star rating. However, the texture of the cookies in this recipe is extremely dry and crumbly. After only 2 days, they were so dry as to be almost inedible. My advice is to save the lemon cream cheese frosting recipe and apply it on some better lemon cookies. I will not make this recipe again, as it was a disappointment.  -  27 Jun 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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 flavorful. Highly recommended!  -  23 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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 7 minutes or they would've burned. The frosting definitely is a nice compliment to these. They wouldn't be near as good without. But the finished product was good!  -  01 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)