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Lemon Drop Cookies

After we'd visited at her house, my sister sent a "care" package for the trip home. Tucked inside were these delightful cookies. Crushed lemon drop candies and grated lemon peel lend to the refreshing taste. —Pat Zimmerman, Midland, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    about 3-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon half-and-half cream
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup finely crushed lemon drops
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, cream and zest. Combine the flour, lemon drops, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 3 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 120 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 97mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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