Lemon Drop Candy Cookies

Total Time
25 mins
10 mins

These cookies are Fantastic! Crushed lemon drop candies just make these cookies burst with flavor. This recipe makes quite a bit of cookies and half were inhaled by my family by the end of the day. The recipe orginated by a lady named Ann Orton who was trying to duplicate a recipe that she had had at a restaurant in Salt Lake City. I have no idea what the originals tasted like, but these cookies would be hard to beat.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In mixing bowl cream sugar, shortening and eggs; add extracts.
  3. Stir in dry ingredients, lemon zest and crushed lemon drops.
  4. Roll into 1-inch balls, flatten slightly and bake on parchment-lined baking sheet for 10-12 minutes.
  5. Note: Cooking spray works well too.
  6. Let cool slightly on pan 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Make a glaze by mixing powdered sugar with lemon juice; then brush lightly over cookie tops. Let cookies cool completely.