Lemon Pecan Drops

Lemon Pecan Drops
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4 Reviews
These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are dipped in a sweet lemony glaze. Heavenly!
45 min
Prep Time
2:50
Total Time
42 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

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

Glaze

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

Topping

Coarse grain white sugar

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 325°F.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Combine all glaze ingredients except milk in bowl. Beat at medium speed, gradually adding enough milk for desired dipping consistency.
  5. 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.
  6. Store in loosely covered container between sheets of waxed paper.

Recipe Tips

- 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
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
8g
Protein
1g
Fat
6g
Sodium
40mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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.

Rating

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.

Rating

SOOO EASY,GREAT FLAVOR!!!!!! WILL MAKE AGAIN.

Rating

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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