Saturday, April 14, 2007

Lemon Drop Cookies

After many requests, here it is..... Thanks Rachel!!

4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups butter-flavored shortening
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon extract
Finely chopped zest of one lemon
1 pkg. (6 oz.) lemon drops, crushed
1 cup powdered sugar
Juice of the lemon

Cream sugar, shortening and eggs, add flavorings. Stir in dry ingredients, lemon zest and crushed lemon drops. Roll into balls, flatten slightly and bake on parchment-lined baking sheets at 350 for 10- 12 minutes. Let sit on pan 1 -2 minutes then brush lightly with powdered sugar glaze and cool immediately.

-Makes 4 - 5 dozen.

I usually 1 1/2 times the glaze using lemon juice. I like more on the cookie! Please note, because of the candy in the cookies, parts may stick a little if you don't use the parchment.

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