Sunday, December 9, 2012

Over the Top Lemon Drop Candy Cookies

By far the BEST cookie out there.  There is a store by my work called Over the Top Cookies and their lemon is simply amazing.  I had to do a search for a copycat and this did not disappoint!  It's definitely a new favorite around our home.  The original recipe says bake 10-12 minutes, but that was way too long.  I baked for about 8-9 for a nice chewy cookie.  ENJOY!

Over the Top Lemon Drop Candy Cookies

3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1 (4 ounce) package lemon drop candies, crushed

1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

Put sugar and lemon zest in the bowl of an electric mixer.  Mix on medium speed 30 seconds.  Add butter; mix until pale and fluffy, about 1 minute.  Mix in eggs one at a time; add vanilla and lemon extract.  Gradually add flour mixture, and mix until just combined.  Stir in crushed lemon drop candies.

Roll into 1-inch balls, flatten slightly and bake on parchment-lined baking sheet for 8-9 minutes until edges start to brown and center is almost set.  Let cool slightly on pan 1-2 minutes transfer cookies to cooling racks; let cool completely. (I put glaze on after I transferred.  It flowed over the whole cookie easier).

Make glaze by mixing powdered sugar with lemon juice; then spread over cookie tops.
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