Lemon Drop Cookies That Anyone Can Make

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Lemon Drop Cookies That Anyone Can Make – Cookies just happen to be almost like a member of our family. For certain, they are a member of our household. Part of being a household of six boys almost necessitates the presence of some type of cookie, somewhere in the house, at all times.

These easy lemon drop cookies seemed to be the perfect choice for us to put together last night on the eve of a new spring season.

a bucket of cookies

About these

lemon drop cookies on a plate.
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These Lemon Drop Cookies Anyone Can Make are a light, almost whimsical cookie. Finely crushed lemon drop candy, lemons zest, and a bit of fresh lemon juice give these cookies a sunny flavor with an edge of sweetness. Who can resist?  No one in our household.

three lemon drop cookies stacked on top of each other.
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What’s in them

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Lemon
  • Lemon Drops
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Cream/Half & Half (or milk)

That’s it! How could these Lemon Drop Cookies Anyone Can Make be any easier, or any more delightful? Give them a try and I think you’ll agree!

lemon drop cookies in a container.
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Lemon Drop Cookies That Anyone Can Make

5 from 1 vote
Recipe from Taste of Home
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Yield: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely crushed lemon drops
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, cream and peel. Combine the flour, lemon drops, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 3 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.


Calories: 171kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 34mg, Sodium: 122mg, Potassium: 44mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 17g, Vitamin A: 261IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Dan & Scott split their time between Wisconsin and Southwest Florida and are dads to six boys. Good food runs through their veins, and they love showing others how to cook easy recipes.

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  1. There is so much lemon in these cookies. Tart and fun to eat. I really like the chunks of lemon drops in the cookies too.

  2. I like it when you say – anyone can make them. Thats takes 50% of my stress. And I love lemon as well.

    1. Thanks, Peter! We enjoyed these very much. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter!

  3. I love the crushed lemon drop candy in these cookies. We have four boys here and these cookies would disappear in a minute. And not just from the boys!!!!

  4. That sounds like a potent lemon combination. Does the lemon candy wind up melting into the batter?

    1. Jeff, these are not overpowering at all. Most of the candy melts nicely, some of it hangs around, leaving a light, sandy crunch! These are quite addictive, to put it mildly 🙂