Lemon Drop Cookies

Looking for a light and fluffy cookie that still is soft and sweet? Lemon is one of my favorite flavors because it’s refreshing. Plus it reminds me of Spring! {and ya’ll know I’m so ready for that!}

Soft Lemon Drop Cookies are sure to win your crowd over with a sweet and tangy glaze!
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Here’s what you will need:
**COOKIE**
1/2 cup butter1 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream (give these cookies a soft center)
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon exact
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
{{ optional – 6 drops yellow food coloring }}
2 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

**Glaze**
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice

How to make:

  1. Using whisk attachment, beat butter until creamy.
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  2. Beat in sour cream
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  3. Add eggs, lemon & vanilla exact, and food coloring if you wish.
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  4. In a separate bowl mix together dry ingredients.
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  5. Switch attachment to the paddle, and mix dry ingredients a little at a time.
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  6. Once all the dry ingredients are added, the dough should look like this:
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  7. Scrape dough off the sides of the bowl, into one big ball, and refrigerate for 30 minutes. This will help the dough become more firm. In the mean time preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Once dough has been set, scoop out with a spoon (about tablespoon size) onto cookie sheet. Try to shape into a circle (dough may be too sticky to roll into balls in your hand).
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  9. Bake 10-12 minutes or until just lightly browned on the top. Do not over cook your cookies, as you will leave them on the cookie sheet for about 8 more minutes once out of the oven. (this will continue to bake your cookies without burning them)
  10. Then allow cookies to cool completely on a cooling rack.
  11. Once cooled you can make the cookie glaze.
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  12. Mix 1 cup confectionery sugar with 2 tablespoons lemon juice.
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  13. You can brush on top of the cookie, or add it to a pastry bag and pipe it on like I did. (if you don’t have one you can also put it in a ziplock baggie and the corner off and use that for a piping bag)
  14. And there you have it, soft and Delicious lemon drop cookies
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    Garnish with some fresh lemon zest!

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