Melt-In-Your-Mouth Lemon Drop Cookies

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 35 mins

The addition of cornstarch to these cookies really makes them melt in your mouth! The fact that they are egg-free makes them good for those allergic to eggs, and since the cookies are little, it is easy to eat a bunch - unfortunately... :) These are a nice addition to a summer BBQ, a baby shower, or any get-together. These can be made with any citrus fruit, but we like lemon the best!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oven to 350°F
  2. In large bowl, beat butter and 1 cup powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium speed. Stir in flour, cornstarch, lemon zest and vanilla until well blended.
  3. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls and place about 1 1/2 inches apart on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and flatten a little.
  4. Bake 9 to 11 minutes, or until edges are light golden brown. Remove carefully from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
  5. Whisk together 1 cup powdered sugar, lemon juice, and zest in a small bowl. Stir in additional juice if necessary, or powdered sugar to thicken.
  6. Dip the tops of the cooled cookies in icing and place on the parchment paper that you baked the cookies on, to harden.


Most Helpful

They really do melt-in-your-mouth! Definitely my go-to for parties now because I can fit 30 little cookies on a cookie sheet .... they do not spread out!!!! Too easy to eat six!

cordencarol March 21, 2013

Growing up my mom made these for showers, parties and family get togethers. They really do melt in your mouth! I usually don't like lemon that much but these are definitely awesome!

ruffiana_01 March 19, 2009

These little gems are fantastic! Made a half batch to see if we liked them - gone in two days so quickly made a full batch to share with friends. With a very prolific lemon tree I will be making these often :)

Candy C March 06, 2015

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