Lemon Pecan Drops

Lemon Pecan Drops

These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are dipped in a sweet lemony glaze. Heavenly!

45 min. prep time
42 cookies
454 Ratings



1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup pecans, finely chopped
1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest


1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
1 to 3 tablespoons milk


Coarse grain white sugar


Heat oven to 325°F.

Combine 1 cup butter and sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour, pecans and 1 tablespoon lemon zest; beat at low speed until dough forms.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1-inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 18-20 minutes or until set. Cool on cookie sheets 1 minute; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Combine all glaze ingredients except milk in bowl. Beat at medium speed, gradually adding enough milk for desired dipping consistency. 

Dip tops of cooled cookies into glaze; shake off excess glaze. Place onto waxed paper; sprinkle tops with coarse grain sugar. Let stand 1 hour or until glaze is set.

Store in loosely covered container between sheets of waxed paper.

Recipe Tip

- Serve these elegant cookies in mini paper candy cups for gift giving.

- Use chopped nuts, such as macadamia nuts, walnuts or almonds for a little variety. Make sure nuts are very finely chopped or use mini food processor to grind them.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 80

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 40mg

Carbohydrates: 8g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #15622©2012Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

They are very similar to Mexican Wedding Cookies, but with a tart lemon taste. My husband ate the left over glaze with a spoon. I will definitely make these again.
these cookies are delicious! I made them for a baby shower recently and they were very popular, everyone liked them. Will definitely make them again.
Absolutely wonderful! These remind me of my great Aunt Margie's "butter balls" cookies, but the lemon glaze adds a yummy surprise!

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