Lemon Drop Cookies Recipe
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 Eggland's Best Egg
- 1 tablespoon half-and-half cream
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup finely crushed lemon drops
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, cream and peel. Combine the flour, lemon drops, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
- Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 3 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.
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This cookies are fantastic!! I used Lemonheads candy for the lemon drops. Try looking for them in your local dollar store which seems to have a large selection of candy. That is where I found mine. Some reviewers had trouble with these cookies so I will share my secrets to a great cookie: first USE PARCHMENT PAPER!!! I cannot say that enough! The recipe says to "grease" a cookie sheet...there isn't enough grease in the world that will prevent these cookies from sticking! Use parchment paper, and they will slide off your pan easily. Next, to get the candies the right size, first put them in a freezer-safe (it's thicker) zip lock bag. Smash them with a hammer. The candies actually cut through the bag. Once half smashed, put them in a food processor and pulverize them. I used the zest of one lemon for a double recipe along with the juice of half a lemon. It really added to the flavor. After baking, leave the cookies cool for about 2 minutes on the pan then transfer to a wire cooling rack that is COVERED WITH PARCHMENT PAPER. Do NOT put the cookies directly on the wire rack; they will stick. I even tried wax paper. The cookies stuck to the wax paper! Parchment is the way to go. Once I put that down, they slid off the pan and easily slid off the cooling rack. The cookies taste great and I will definitely make them again, but parchment paper is the key to a successful recipe.
I had problems with the lemon drops melting thru cookie, therefor causing cookie to fall apart
This was easy and tastes wonderful!
Very yummy! I added a little yellow food coloring for appearance and a teaspoon of lemon extract to enhance the flavor. The whole family chowed them, so I am off to the kitchen to make a second batch. My son, who is not into sweets, wants the recipe.
I HIGHLY advise either using parchment paper, nonstick sheets, or nonstick spray. I was able to smash the candies up pretty well, but they melted to all 3 of my cookie sheets. This made it nearly impossible to scrape the cookies off without mangling them. I am also upset by the fact that I have 3 AirBake cookie sheets with melted candy stuck to them and trying to figure out how to get it off without damaging my cookie sheets. The cookies are beyond delicious, but next time I'll make lemon bars.
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