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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Italian Lemon Drop Cookies!!!

Back in April, I featured White Lights on Wednesday's Italian Lemon Drops Cookies during From Dream To Reality #15. I made them right away and LOVED them!  They are just soooo delicious!

Italian Lemon Drop Cookies
Recipe from White Lights on Wednesday


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
1 egg, beaten (it's best that your egg is at room temperature)
Zest and juice of 1 lemon

2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1/4 cup warm milk, divided
Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon

Extra fresh lemon zest for garnish, if desired.


HEAT oven to 375F.
COMBINE flour, sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl. Beat in shortening on low speed until completely blended into flour mixture. Add milk, egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice; mixing until just blended.
ROLL dough into 1" balls with the help of two spoons and place about 1" apart on a greased (or parchment paper) cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
COOL for 1 minute on baking sheet, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

BEAT powdered sugar, shortening, 2 tablespoons milk, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a medium bowl on low speed until blended.
BEAT in remaining milk until desired consistency is reached.
DIP cooled cookie tops into frosting. Allow excess frosting to drip off cookie before turning right side up. Sprinkle cookies with lemon zest, if desired


The last batch I made didn't last very long.  Emanuelle just couldn't keep away from them....no kidding.. within an hour Emanuelle along with Gabrielle and S├ębastien ate over 25 of them.  Everyone just LOVES these delicious cookies! haha Maybe a little too much!

Have a FABULOUS day!!

P.S. I'm linking at these Parties.

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meet.make.laugh. said...

I love anything lemon.... these sound delicious!

Julie E said...

I so just geeked out. Thank you for the loving Christine. I'm so glad you liked the cookies. They are quite yummy.

Bobi Jensen said...

Mmm, so bright and pretty!

I have my first linky party going on right now too, if you'd care to come link up! http://westernwarmth.blogspot.com/2012/09/weekend-warmth.html
There are no rules involved :).


Jenn said...

Lemon and frosting - together - yum!

Feral Turtle said...

OMG......I love lemon. Will definitely have to give these a try!

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

Ooh, those look so good. I love the fresh taste of lemon in baked goods.


Great recipe, need to try this. I also love your background fabric, I just made an apron with this fabric!

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Holy Lemon smokes! These look amazing!

Tanya-Lemonsforlulu.com said...

I love lemon-anything! These look fantastic! I love the dollop of frosting and the bits of lemon! Yummy!

Pam Fields said...

Those look and sound amazing! Pinning for future baking. Saw your link on Ginger Snaps Crafts.

Jessica McCoy said...

Those look so good!

Absolutely love it if you could link up this (and a couple other recipes) to Wonderful Food Wednesday at http://www.athometake2.com.

Hope to see you there!
Jessica @ At Home Take 2

The Mandatory Mooch said...

These look amazing!! I would love for you to link up to Tasty Thursdays on my blog The Mandatory Mooch. http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/09/tasty-thursdays-9.html

Thanks, Nichi

Carole said...

Hi there. Food on Friday: Lemons and Limes is now open for entries. This looks like a neat one! I do hope you link it in. This is the link . Cheers

Craftberry Bush said...

Yummy...my fam would love these...:)

Becca Acker said...

Yummy! Definitely must pin. :)

Nancy at maddalee™ said...

I saw your link at Design, Dining and Diapers! These cookies look fabulous, thank you for the link!

Holly Lefevre said...

sold...it is only 11:30 pm...too late to make these??? Maybe in the am!

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