Lemon Drop Candy Cookies

I first had a try of this recipe at a family Thanksgiving gathering. I love lemon-flavored treats, especially if they are not too overpowering. A nice sweet hint of lemon paired with some delicious cookie dough, makes for a wonderful end result of lemon-drop candy cookies. These tart cookies take me back to when I was a little younger and my elementary teachers would give the students lemon-drop candies for answering questions correctly and scoring well on tests. Maybe that is why I associate these cookies with success and all-around good feelings.

These cookies make a large batch and are wonderful for family gatherings that bring a large crowd. They’re a perfect treat for Thanksgiving, Christmas, homecomings, farewells, and parties. A touch of tart, a touch of sweet, and a touch of gooey cookie will make these a hit any time they are made.

I got this recipe from my cousin Kelly, and the original recipe can be if you want to check it out.  Enjoy!



Lemon Drop Candy Cookies


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Butter-Flavored Crisco
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. lemon extract
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 finely chopped zest of lemon
  • 1 (6 oz) pkg. crushed lemon-drop candies (can use as much candy as desired though)
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 lemon, juice of


  • Preheat oven.
  • Cream together sugar, shortening, and eggs before adding any other ingredients.
  • Add extracts.
  • Stir in dry ingredients, lemon zest, and crushed lemon drops.
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or use cooking spray.
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls and flatten slightly.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 10–12 minutes or until done.
  • Let cool for 1–2 minutes on the pan, remove, and enjoy.


These cookies goes great with a glaze. To make the glaze, mix powdered sugar with lemon juice. Make desired amount of glaze and brush over each cookie. Let dry completely and eat.


Rebekah siggy

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