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Homemade Lemon Drop Cookies

I love to bake and try out new recipes like this one. I love this recipe, and I think you will, too.


These cookies are great for any occasion. Everyone will love these cookies that melt in your mouth. With these cookies, you can either ice them or leave the icing. You can even add sprinkles if you want.

Cook Time

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15 min

15 min

Makes about 4 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup real lemon juice
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet.
  2. In a bowl, cream the butter and sugar then mix in the sour cream. Stir well. Add the lemon juice, flour, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. Stir these ingredients until it is mixed together well.
  3. After the dough is mixed, drop by the teaspoon on the greased cookie sheet. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes or until slightly brown.
  4. Take out of the oven and place on a cookie rack. Enjoy.

The Icing for the Cookies:

1 1/2 cups confectionary sugar

2 tablespoons water

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

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In a bowl, combine and mix all the ingredients. Then use a spatula and spread the icing on the cookies.


Lisa Jane (author) from Washington on January 06, 2019:

That's great. Hope you like them.

Oscar Jones from Monroeville, Alabama on January 06, 2019:

looks yum! gonna make some!

Lisa Jane (author) from Washington on January 06, 2019:

You are welcome

Lorelei Cohen from Canada on January 06, 2019:

As a certified cookie-aholic most of these desserts tickle my fancy but especially love lemon cookies. Your recipe is quite different from others I have tried so it is going onto my "to do" list. Thank you for sharing.

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