Lemon Drop Cookies – Tea Anyone?

Looking at these dainty little lemon drop cookies makes me envision them being served at tea time. Of course, I don’t actually have a tea time and mostly just drink iced tea rather than hot tea, but work with me here.

If you enjoy a lemon cookie which dissolves into your mouth, has a light texture and smaller size (so you can eat more!) then these are for you! They also work great for dunking into your coffee or tea.

Aren’t they pretty?


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar, divided
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Grated peel of 1 lemon (about 1 1/2 teaspoons)


Stir together flour and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter and 3/4 cup powdered sugar with mixer at medium speed until flufy. Beat in lemon juice and lemon peel until blended.

Add the flour and salt mixture in 1/2 cup intervals but beating just until blended.

Bake for 20-25 minutes in a 300 degree oven or until cookies are lightly browned on the bottom. Cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.

Sprinkle with remaining powdered sugar to get this beautifully elegant look!

These cookies have a light flavor and melt a bit in your mouth.

The size is perfect for letting me indulge in more than one cookie at a time with little guilt!

This recipe is from the KitchenAid Recipe Collection which has a retail price of $29.99 but is currently available at a discount on Amazon with free super saver shipping.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this cookbook as a gift from KitchenAid but my thoughts and opinions remain 100% my own. Yours may differ.
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  1. These look great, can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. YUM! I love those cookies and I have not had one in ages! I will have to make some now, thanks for the recipe :)

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  4. These lemon cookies look fabulous! What a great idea for spring. I also am extremely envious of your green Kitchen Aid mixer. That particular shade of green is my favorite color. :)

  5. Oh yum, these look amazing! I LOVE lemon stuff especially in the summer. So refreshing! Your pictures are awesome!

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  6. Wow, they’re gorgeous! I made some for my teacher at our end of 6th grade party, and she loved them!

  7. Yum! Just made these for a potluck. How big do you usually make them/how many did you recipe make?

  8. Nick Pitts says:

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  9. I’ve made these cookies many times and everyone loves them! I am wondering…my mother-in-law is diabetic so is there something I could replace the powdered sugar with? Thank you!

  10. what is your Yield? . 40?

  11. This looks absolutely amazing! I am going to be making this as soon as I possibly can. Yum! Please keep posting things like this so that I can keep making them! Once again… yum!

  12. Thanks for this recipe. These cookies aresimply amazing.



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