Iced Lemon Drop Cookies

Susan Bartley


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!


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Makes 24 to 30 cookies
15 Min
10 Min


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1 box
lemon cake mix
6 Tbsp
butter, melted
2 large
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


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

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About Iced Lemon Drop Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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