Lemon Drop Cookies

lemon drop cookies


Lemon Drop Cookies

Whether it be lemon donuts, lemon bars, lemon cake, Grandma Barker loved lemon anything as much as I did.

I always loved trying new recipes,and this one I tried, Christmas 1984, in what turned out to be her last Christmas. I will never forget her tasting them, and saying, “ I never thought I could have a new favorite cookie after all these years!”

Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract
  • powdered sugar for rolling

Filling (mix together, and cook over low heat just until thickened):

  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter


  1. Preheat oven to 425°

  2. Cream together butter and sugar.

  3. Add eggs, mixing well.

  4. Add flour, cornstarch, baking powder and lemon extract. Mix well.

  5. Drop by teaspoon unto a lightly greased cookie sheet.

  6. Bake for 10 minutes.

  7. Spread filling between two cookies.

  8. Roll in powdered sugar.

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