I have been doing this Holiday Cookie Countdown series for three years. During all three years, my husband has begged me to make a lemon cookie because they are his favorite. I have actually made several lemon cookies during this time, but none of them were good enough to include.
Hello Lemon Drop.
These are definitely good enough. Hubby agrees.
What makes these special is the addition of lots of crushed lemon drop candies. They help make it very lemon-y with a nice crunch texture (not a break-your-dentures crunch). These cookies are on the thinner side, which is not my usual preference, but they have a perfect crunch on the outside and moist, tender inside with lots of crackles on top for the glaze to hide in. And the glaze is not to be skipped. Fresh-squeezed lemon juice does something magic when it hops in a bowl with powdered sugar, I tell you. It’s a perfect case of opposites attract.
It would be yummy to add some white chocolate chips to these (or dip half of them in white chocolate), but my hubs wasn’t having any of that. Pure lemon sugary goodness was all he wanted.
And this Santa delivered…