Lemon Drop Cookies

No one will guess that these are low-fat cookies.

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”20 min” cook_time=”10 min” serves=”” details=”Yield 3 1/2 dozen” ]

[ingredients-list title=”Ingredients” serving_size=””]

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour


  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice

[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”30 minutes”]

[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=””] In a small mixing bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Beat in the sugar, lemon peel and extract. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to sugar mixture.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=””] Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with nonstick cooking spray. Bake at 325°F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on baking sheets before removing.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”3″ image_url=”” title=””] For glaze, in a small bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar and enough of the lemon juice to achieve desired consistency; drizzle over the cookies. [/step-item]


[nutrition-info calories=”107″ calories_fat=”” fat=”1g” sat_fat=”” choles=”20mg” sodium=”17mg” carbs=”24g” sugars=”” protein=”1g” fiber=””]

Diabetic exchange: 1 1/2 starch


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Originally Published in Reader's Digest