Light Lemon Drop Cookies

When life hands you lemons – who said you could only make lemonade??? Make some cookies instead.  😉 

Light Lemon Drop Cookies

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup shortening

1 tablespoon grated lemon peel

2 eggs

1 cup lemon yogurt  OR  1 cup dairy sour cream

1 teaspoon lemon extract

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

sugar for sprinkling prior to baking

Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease cookie sheets.

In large mixing bowl; cream together sugar, shortening, and lemon peel until light and fluffy.

Add eggs and beat well.

Add yogurt and lemon extract; mix together well.

Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Blend all together well.

Drop by rounded teaspoons full ( 2 inches apart) on cookie sheets and sprinkle with sugar.

Place on center oven rack, and bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes until lightly golden around the edges of cookies.

Makes approximately 6 dozen cookies.



One Response to “Light Lemon Drop Cookies”

  1. Tes Says:

    The recipe sounds delicious. i love using lemon zest in cookies, it gives the fresh aroma to the cookies.

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