Italian Lemon Drop Cookies

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Crisco Recipes

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Top Review by robinstauffer

I agree completely with the review that these were bland but had great potential. They actually reminded me a bit of biscuits. Maybe my dough needed to be chilled?

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Cookies

  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 2 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 14 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening or 14 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 12 cup milk
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • Frosting

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 13 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks All-Vegetable Shortening or 13 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 14 cup warm milk, divided
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract


  1. HEAT oven to 375ºF. Coat baking sheet lightly with no-stick cooking spray. Combine flour, sugar and baking powder in a large bowl. Add shortening. Beat with electric mixer on low speed until shortening is completely blended into flour mixture. Add milk, egg and lemon extract, mixing just until blended.
  2. ROLL dough into 1-inch balls. Place 1-inch apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on baking sheet on wire rack.
  3. For frosting, BEAT powdered sugar, shortening, 2 tablespoons warm milk and lemon extract in medium bowl with electric mixer on low speed until blended. Beat in additional warm milk, a little at a time, until desired consistency. Spread on top of cookies.

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