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Cookies – Italian Lemon Drop

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Italian Lemon Drop Cookies

Soft and Lemony, these Holiday cookies compliment any Cookie Table.
Cuisine Eastern European, Italian
Keyword cookies
Method Oven
Prep Time 15 minutes
Baking Time 5 minutes


  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Several Baking Sheets



  • 6 cupa AP Flour
  • ½ Lb. Butter - Melted
  • cups Granulated White Sugar
  • 6 Eggs - Whole
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 2 Tbsps. Baking POWDER
  • 1 Tbsp. Lemon Extract
  • 1 pinch Salt


  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • ½ tsp. Lemon Extract
  • 4 Tbsp. Water
  • Yellow Food Coloring



  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine Melted Butter and Sugar. Mix well.
  • Add Egges – Beat well.
  • Add Lemon Extract
  • Add Baking POWDER, Salt, and Flour alternately with Milk until Flour & Milk are all used.
  • Drop by Tablespoon onto UNGREASED Cookie sheet
  • Bake for 5 Minutes until brown on BOTTOMS, not tops.
  • Carefully Transfer to Wire Rack to cool, then refrdgerate before icing.


  • Combine Powdered Sugar with Water, 1 tablespoon at a time, adding Lemon Extract after first addition of water.
  • Mix constantly, adding more water until the icing is the consistency you like.
  • Finish by adding Yellow Food Coloring to the desired color.
  • Ice each cookie – then refrigerate. Two applications make for really great treats.


May be frozen in an air-tight container after icing sets up for months.  Separate layers in the container with wax paper.

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