5 from 2 votes
Lemon drop cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
17 mins
Total Time
37 mins
Course: Baking
Servings: 10
Author: Ev @ shadesofcinnamon
  • 1 cup butter , softened
  • 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • Lemon curd
  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment .
  3. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl until soft and combined.
  4. Beat in egg yolks, lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt.
  5. With mixer on low, beat in flour just until clumps form. With your hands knead into a soft dough.
  6. Shape heaped teaspoons of dough into 1-inch balls.
  7. Place the balls on your oven tray with space between each one.
  8. Dip your finger into flour and make a deep indentation in the middle of each ball. Bake cookies until firm and lightly golden on bottom, about 15 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and immediately fill indentations with curd. Return to oven and bake for a further 2 minutes.
  10. Allow to cool and sprinkle with icing sugar and store.