Lemonhead Cookies

Darell Bell


I found this recipe online and made some adjustments to the recipe so that it wasn't so sweet. The original recipe called for making a lemon icing, but I wouldn't unless you like super sweet cookies.

These cookies are very addictive! I would suggest using a nonstick cookie sheet or a silpat because the crushed lemon heads melt and than become hard after cooling.

NOTE/Crushing Lemon Heads:
The lemonheads do not need to be superfine. Just crush them so that each lemonhead is broken. If you crush them too fine than you won't get that little crunch in the cookies.

★★★★★ 3 votes
20 Min
20 Min


1/2 c
unsalted butter, softened
1/2 c
white sugar
1/4 c
brown sugar
1 tsp
lemon extract
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/8 tsp
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 c
lemon heads candy (3 ounces or heaping half cup), crushed

How to Make Lemonhead Cookies


  • 1In a small bowl combine the salt, flour, and baking soda. Set aside.
  • 2In a medium sized bowl cream softened butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • 3Add in egg, lemon extract, and vanilla. Beat until incorporated.

    NOTE: Adjust the amount of lemon extract to your liking. The vanilla in this recipe is optional but I like the flavor of vanilla and lemon together.
  • 4Add the crushed lemon heads to the butter/sugar mixture and combine.
  • 5Add the flour mixture to the butter/sugar/lemon head mixture and combine. (The dough may be a bit stiff)
  • 6Form into 1 tablespoon sized balls and place on a cookie sheet. Flatten the cookies slightly.
  • 7Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

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