Lemon Drop Cookies

Lemon Drop Cookies

Add a little sunshine and make these everyday drop cookies - soft and lemony!

50 min. prep time
54 cookies
444 Ratings



3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 (6-ounce) container lemon or plain lowfat yogurt
1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon zest
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup white baking chips, if desired


2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest


Yellow decorator sugar


Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheets; set aside.

Combine sugar and 1/2 cup butter in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add all remaining cookie ingredients except white baking chips. Beat at medium speed until smooth. Stir in white baking chips, if desired.

Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 1 inch apart, onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 7-9 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Remove cookies to cooling rack; cool completely.

Combine all frosting ingredients in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Frost cooled cookies. Decorate as desired.

Recipe Tip

Store these soft cookies between layers of waxed paper in a loosely covered container.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 90

Fat: 3.5g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 60mg

Carbohydrates: 14g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #15176©2011Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made these cookies over the weekend and I love, love, love them!!! My husband and coworkers love them too!! These were a huge hit with everyone and I'm already giving the recipe to others! I will definitely keep them in my favorites folder!! Thank you!!
Followed the recipe but the cookies came out doughy. I didn't like them at all.
My husband seldom comments on my baking.. However... He Loved these cookies and gobbled them down!
Loved these cookies! They were a big hit with the whole family. Not too sweet and just enough lemony goodness. Will bake again, and again and again. :)

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