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Lemon Drop Candy Cookies

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Awesome summertime candy cookies. These cookies have a really good texture and a surprise every time you bite into them with the hint of lemon! A kid friendly favorite, let the kids help by crushing the candy in a Ziploc bag.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups White Sugar
  • 1-½ cup Butter Flavored Crisco
  • 3 whole Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Extract
  • 4 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1-½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1-½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 whole Lemon, Zested
  • 6 ounces, fluid Lemon Drops Candy Crushed
  • 1 cup Confectionary Sugar
  • 1 whole Lemon, Juiced

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350.

Cream sugar, shortening, and eggs.

Add extracts.

Stir in dry ingredients, lemon zest, and crushed candy.

Roll dough into 1 inch balls, flatten slightly and bake on baking sheet for 10-12 min.

Let cool slightly on pan before removing.

Make a glaze of powered sugar and lemon juice to lightly brush the tops of the cookies with.

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pattyhans on 10.14.2009

My family is eating these as fast as I get them out of the oven – we love them! Great lemon taste. The only problem I had was finding lemon drops – couldn’t find the old fashioned kind anywhere and ended up usinig Lemonheads. But they worked fine. I wonder if the regular lemon drops might be tarter, tho. But I’ll definitely be making these again.

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jennypeanut1 on 9.14.2009

Very rich I added more lemon extract to the cookies and made the glaze as tart as I could get it but I love lemon. Wonderful recipe though I love the candy in it gives it a bit of a suprise to have the little extra lemon kick when you bite into a piece.

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cowsnsoap on 12.16.2010

Fabulous cookies. The recipe made alot. I’m boxing several dozen for gifts. I especially enjoyed pounding the candies as I had a tough day and that felt really good. Thank you for sharing.

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cknowers on 7.6.2010

I made these to take with us to Grandma’s for the 4rth of July. The were a huge hit and down right the best lemon cookies I’ve ever eaten. Yummm-o!

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montanaranchgirl on 6.14.2010

These were simiply irresistibly delicious and addicting! Thank you SO much for sharing. I added lemon juice to dough and think I will add some zest to the glaze.

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