Honesty, in the middle of making this recipe I was pretty ticked. I thought these were going to be a flop because of how my batter looked before adding the flour mixture. However, once the flour was added I was really surprised to see it all come together.
I also added a simple lemon glaze to the top and these cookies were Heavenly! These would be perfect with lemonade or with afternoon tea. :) I made them yesterday and now they are all gone!
Lemon Drop Cookies
2 cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
3/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup water
Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Blend
rind and shortening; add sugar gradually sugar and rind by rubbing rind into sugar with your fingers, add shortening and cream well. Add egg, lemon juice and water; beat well. Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Drop by level tablespoons (cookie scoop is perfect!) onto greased (lined with parchment instead) cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes 10 minutes. Do not stack or store until cold.
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 lemon, zested
Combine all three ingredients in a small bowl and stir until smooth. Use a 1/2-teaspoon measuring spoon to add glaze to the center of each cookie. Use the back of the spoon to gently spread the glaze. Let glaze harden for a couple hours, but you might not be able to wait that long! ;)
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