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Video:Lemon Drop Cookies

with Rachel Edelman

These traditional lemon drops sandwich tangy lemon pie filling between two light and crispy cookies sprinkled with confectioner's sugar. Enjoy this light snack with tea or whenever you're craving a sweet and sour treat.See Transcript

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Transcript:Lemon Drop Cookies

Hi, I'm Rachel Edelman for About.com Food. Today I am going to show you how to make lemon drops.

Lemon Drop Cookie Ingredients

You will need:
  • 1 stick butter, room temp
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 1 c. confectioner's sugar
  • 1 can lemon pie filling
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

Mix the Cookie Wet Ingredients

In bowl of stand mixer, place the butter and the sugar. Whisk quickly to cream them together. Then add egg yolk, vanilla and lemon extract. Mix for another minute. If you need to, stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.

Add the Cookie Dry Ingredients and Milk

In a medium bowl, sift the flour. Add the salt. Mix these together. Now add half of the flour to the stand mixer bowl. Then add the milk and the remaining flour. Mix until just everything is just combined, creating a crumbly yet sticky dough.

Roll the Lemon Drop Dough

Place the dough on a piece of parchment paper and push down with your hands. Now, place a second piece of paper and with a rolling pin, roll out the dough so it's flattened to 1/4 in thick.

Cut the Lemon Drops

Using a small, circle cookie cutter, cut out the cookies. Pull the dough from around the circles and place the parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Roll out the dough again and keep cutting out cookies until all the dough is used.

Bake the Lemon Drop Cookies

Bake for 10-12 minutes. They should be a golden color. Then, let them cool on wire racks for about 10 minutes.

Add Lemon to the Cookies

Lightly sift the powdered sugar over the cookies to give them a thin layer of sugar. When the cookies are complete cool, turn one cookie over, spread some of the lemon pie filling on it, and top with a second cookie. This forms the lemon drop sandwich. Do this with all of the cookies. Serve, and enjoy!

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