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iced lemon drop cookies

a recipe by
Susan Bartley
Beaverton, OR

I took these to an event and someone came up to me and said they were simply wonderful. She said her husband does not eat anything lemon but he loved these cookies! Fun and easy to make. Please note I prefer Meyer lemons but if you can't get them use regular lemons. Soaking the white chips in the lemon juice gives them a light and tasty lemon flavor. Everyone will wonder where you got lemon flavored chips!

serves Makes 24 to 30 cookies
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For iced lemon drop cookies

  • 1 box
    lemon cake mix
  • 6 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 2 lg
    eggs, room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp
    juice from meyer lemon (regular lemon will work too)
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon zest, grated
  • 1 c
    white vanilla mini chips or finely chopped white chips
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, room temperature
  • 4 oz
    cream cheese room temperature (half a package)
  • 1 1/2 c
    powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 Tbsp
    juice from a meyer lemon, regular lemon will work too
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon zest, grated

How To Make iced lemon drop cookies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 and line baking sheet with bakers parchment paper.
  • 2
    Place white chips in small bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice, set aside.
  • 3
    In large bowl combine cake mix, melted butter, eggs and lemon zest and mix by hand, do not over mix it will be slightly lumpy.
  • 4
    Add white chips and lemon juice mixture to cookie batter and mix in.
  • 5
    Drop by spoonful onto parchment lined baking sheet. I use a cookie scoop for uniform sized cookies.
  • 6
    Bake at 350 for 10 to 13 minutes or until a light golden brown.
  • 7
    You can pull the parchment paper right off your baking sheet to your cooling rack and let them cool.
  • 8
    Make icing as follows: In medium mixing bowl cream together cream cheese and butter till light and well mixed.
  • 9
    add powdered sugar and lemon zest and lemon juice to thin. You want this icing to more like a glaze so it goes on your cookies lightly.
  • 10
    Ice cookies and enjoy! They will make a lemon lover out of you too!

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