Sunday, December 22, 2013

12 Days of Christmas Cookies - Day #10 - Lemon Drops

Lemon Drops

We are in the home stretch of Christmas Cookies!  Today, I am sharing my recipe for Lemon Drop cookies!  These cookies have a light and refreshing lemon flavor, which can be a nice change of pace from all of the heavier, loaded candy cookies this time of year!  They are also a cake mix recipe!  Super easy to whip up!

Here's What You Need to Make the Lemon Drops:

  • 1 box lemon cake mix
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 generous cup of white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • juice from 1 lemon

Now Let's Make the Lemon drops:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your cookie sheets with parchment paper
  2. In a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together the butter, eggs, and vanilla extract
  3. Slowly beat in the lemon cake mix until a soft dough forms
  4. Stir in the white chocolate chips
  5. Using a cookie scoop or a rounded teaspoon, drop cookie dough onto prepared baking sheets (you will yield 2 1/2 dozen cookies)
  6. Bake for 9-11 minutes, watching closely
  7. Allow cookies to cool 2 minutes on baking sheets before transferring to wire rack to cool completely
  8. In a small bowl, place cup of powdered sugar.  Stir in the lemon juice 1 teaspoon at a time until a medium icing consistency is reached 
  9. Drizzle icing over cookies or place icing into a ziploc bag and snip off a corner in order to pipe lines onto cookies
  10. Allow icing to harden and store in an airtight container
I used a ziploc bag to pipe the icing!  You can definitely eat them plain without it, but I think the simple icing of powdered sugar and lemon adds a bit extra flavor while making them look more impressive!

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