Thursday, August 19, 2010

Crack Cookies (aka Lemon Drop Cookies)

This recipe was given the name of Crack cookies by a friend because she says that they are so addictive that you can't stop eating them until they make you sick!! Believe me...that discription it totally true!! So either be preapred to share or eat them all yourself!:)

Crack Cookies

2 cups sugar
1 1/2 c butter/shortening (I used 1/2 c butter and 1 c shortening)
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon extract
4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
finely chopped zest of 1 lemon
6 oz. package crushed lemon drops
1 cup powdered sugar (I doubled this)
juice of 1 lemon (double)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream sugar and shortening in your mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and flavoring and blend well. Sift dry ingredients and gradually add to wet mixture. Add lemon zest and crushed lemon drops. Roll in balls, flatten with a fork. Bake on parchment paper for 10-12 minutes. Whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice to make a glaze. Cool 1-2 minutes, brush with glaze.

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