Lemon Drop Cookies Recipe

Lemon Drop Cookies Recipe


How To Make Lemon Drop Cookies

Whip up a unique batch of lemon drop cookies for a healthy snack! The cookies are glazed with a sweet mixture of sugar and lemon juice.

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 45 mins


  • 1 1⁄4 cup flour
  • 1⁄4 tsp baking powder
  • 1⁄8 tsp salt
  • 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1⁄4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • lemon zest, from 1 lemon
  • lemon juice, from 1⁄2 lemon

For Glaze:

  • 1⁄2 cup powdered sugar
  • lemon juice, from 1 lemon


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and whisk to combine, set aside.

  3. In bowl of stand mixer, combine butter and powdered sugar. Beat on medium until creamy and smooth.

  4. In a small bowl, rub the sugar and lemon zest together. Add to the butter mixture. Blend until smooth. Add the lemon juice and beat until well combined.

  5. Turn mixer to low, and slowly add in the dry ingredients.

  6. Turn the mixer up to medium speed and mix until flour mixture is combined. Chill the dough for about 30 minutes. You can also chill the dough overnight.

  7. Roll the cookie dough into little balls, about a tablespoon or so of dough per cookie. Place the cookies on a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper or a Silpat.

  8. Bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes. Take them out when the bottoms are very slightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheets. Transfer to a cooling rack.


  1. Mix powdered sugar and lemon juice with a whisk. Whisk until smooth.

  2. Dip the tops of the cookies into the glaze. Let sit until glaze is hard.


  • Sugar: 128g
  • :
  • Calcium: 178mg
  • Calories: 1609kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 191g
  • Cholesterol: 244mg
  • Fat: 93g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 24g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Potassium: 114mg
  • Protein: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 58g
  • Sodium: 2008mg
  • Trans Fat: 4g
  • Vitamin A: 2836IU
Nutrition Disclaimer
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