Lemon Drop Cookies

lemon cookie

Now that St. Patrick’s Day is over and we are tired of mint and key lime flavors –  lemon season can officially begin!  I am so excited.  If you’ve hung around here for any length of time you know how much I love lemon.  I think if I had to pick one all time favorite flavor it would be LEMON!  So get ready for some lemon recipes.  But before I share some new lemon recipes with  you I decided we needed to revisit and show a little love to one of the first lemon recipes I shared here on the blog, Lemon Drop Cookies.  I originally shared this recipe just a few months after I started this blog in 2007 .  I have been making it ever since.  It’s a good one.

This lemon cookie is full of lemon goodness.  You use crushed up lemon drops (not to be confused with Lemon Heads!) to give it an amazing lemon flavor.

Lemon Cookie

Of course I like to always add in a little extra lemon love with my lemon essential oil.  (not all essentials oils can be taken internally so please use doTERRA essential oils)  For more info on DoTerra Essential Oils go here.

Lemon Cookie

Form the dough into balls and then use a fork to press down slightly.

Lemon Cookie

After they cool they are given even more lemon goodness with a nice lemon glaze. You want this slightly runny so it spreads nicely.Lemon Cookie This recipe also makes a LOT of cookies so be prepared to share.  I originally made this cookie at Christmas time but it is a perfect year round cookie.

Lemon CookieIf you love lemon like I do you will love these cookies!

lemon cookie

For other lemon goodness try these:

Frozen Lemon DessertLemon Angel PieLemony Lemon Cake

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The Cookie Jar – Lemon Drop Cookies
Serves: 5 dozen
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1½ c butter/shortening (I used ½ c butter and 1 c shortening)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1½ tsp soda
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • finely chopped zest of 1 lemon
  • 6 oz. package crushed lemon drops
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (I doubled this)
  • juice of 1 lemon (double)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cream sugar and shortening in your mixer with the paddle attachment until light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and flavoring and blend well.
  4. Sift dry ingredients and gradually add to wet mixture.
  5. Add lemon zest and crushed lemon drops.
  6. Roll in balls, flatten with a fork.
  7. Bake on parchment paper for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice to make a glaze.
  9. Cool 1-2 minutes, brush with glaze.

Recipe from How to Be a Domestic Goddess  .


Leigh Anne


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Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    Hi Leigh Anne,
    Thanks for posting on my blog! I know exactly who you are because Allison’s sister Annie told me you might contact me if you needed help setting up your blog, which you obviously didn’t because your blog looks awesome! I’m so flattered you read my blog and that you posted this recipe! If you’re looking for new cookie recipes, I have one to suggest. (Maybe you already know about it.) Go online and look up a recipe for snickers cookies- they are peanut butter cookies and you take the dough and wrap it around a Snickers Mini. They are sinful but a big crowd-pleaser. :) I’ll probably feature them on my blog sometime, but I thought I’d let you know. What a fun tradition!! You have a beautiful family. I’ll be checking in on you!

  2. Sondi Brown says

    I have a fantastic Molasses Crinkles Cookie Recipe that everyone always wants. Can’t wait to try the Lemon Cookie – I love lemon!!

  3. Jackie says

    Hi Leigh Anne

    I want to pack these cookies up in put them in a cookie box, how do you pack them so the icing does not stick to the bottom of the cookies.

  4. says


    I actually responded to you via email as soon as I got the comment and the email was returned to me. Not sure why. Be sure and let them dry really well before you pack them and then you can even layer some wax paper between each cookie and that will help also.

    Sorry you didn’t get my initial email.


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