Lemon Drop Cookies

Some of the best cookie recipes you will find come from generations of Italian grandmothers. This Lemon Drop Cookies recipe, is just that, a cookie recipe that has been passed down from one generation to the next, and now you can try it too! This lemon drop cookie recipe, also known as Anginetti cookie is the perfect cookie recipe to make for the holidays and for all sorts of special occasions. The lemon icing takes this cookie recipe over the top!

Some of the ingredients you will need for this Italian cookie recipe include all purpose flour, baking powder, salt, vegetable shortening and granulated sugar. You will also need the zest of one lemon, some lemon extract, eggs, and heavy cream. For the icing recipe you will need some confectioners sugar, some lemon extract and some water. To make this amazing lemon drop cookie recipe you will want to start by combining both the confectioners sugar and extract together, adding in a bit of water a little at a time, until the mix reaches the desired consistency. Depending on how you like the cookies, the creator likes hers to be a bit thicker than heavy cream, so it's probably safe to use that as a rule. Then preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then in a bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt, and then set aside.

In a stand mixer or using an electric hand mixer you can combine the shortening, the sugar and the zest, mixing until they are fluffy. Add the eggs to the mixture one at a time making sure to mix well after each addition. You can then add the extract and mix again. Now you can add in the dry ingredients that you had set aside, and mix until it starts to form a cookie dough. Next you can add in the heavy cream, and mix until the cream is just absorbed, making sure not to overtax. The cookie dough recipe should be slightly sticky, so that you can roll it into cookie balls. You may also choose to use an ice cream scoop. Bake the cookies for approximately 12 to 15 minutes, and then transfer to a wire rack where they can cool completely before you frost them with the lemon icing. You can also decorated these cookies with some sprinkles.

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