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Lemon Drop Cookies for Ashton’s Housewarming

Do you ever look through old recipe books and find a recipe that truly surprises you? That’s this recipe. Lemon Drop Cookies aren’t a reference to the cocktail, not at all. They’re named after that old-as-the-hills hard candy from Brachs that we all know and love.

When I was a kid, cough and throat drops made me sick to my stomach, so if I had a sore throat (and it was often – I perpetually had strep!), my mom would buy the sweet, tart Lemon Drops to soothe me. I still love them to this day, especially because they remind me of being cuddled up in my mom’s bed with control of the TV remote.

So when I stumbled across the recipe for Lemon Drop Cookies in River Road Recipes, I knew I just had to make them. You know I’m no stranger to stuffing chocolate in cookies, but hard candy? This I had to try.

And, perfect timing, because my sweet friend Ashton from Something Swanky is getting a new house, and our mutual friend Roxana decided we should throw Miss Ashton a virtual housewarming party!

I have to tell you, these Lemon Drop cookies are exactly the thing to take to a housewarming party. Bright and crisp, buttery and chewy too, with bits of crunch that will have people guessing what went in them. They’re just too good for words!

Ashton, there’s nothing like owning your first home. Enjoy picking out paint and visiting Home Depot a thousand times in one weekend, and mowing your own lawn. Really, I mean it. There’s just nothing like it!

Make sure you visit all of Ashton’s party guests!

Julianne at Beyond Frosting – Pound cake with Champagne Glaze

Kate at Food Babbles – Raspberry Lemon Coffee Cake

Anna at Crunchy Creamy Sweet – Glazed Vanilla Donut Muffins

Loretta at A Finn in the Kitchen – Caramelized Almond Nougat Mousse Ice-cream

Joanne at Fifteen Spatulas – Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake

Ashley at Kitchen Meets Girl – Blueberry Muffins

Amber at Bluebonnets & Brownies – Lemon Drop Cookies

Dorothy at Crazy for Crust – Reese’s Fudge

Joan at Chocolate Chocolate and more – Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Quiche

Roxana at Roxana’s Home Baking – Banana Sheet Cake

Julie at White Lights on Wednesday – Mocha Cupcake Milkshake

Hayley at The Domestic Rebel – Banana Split Poke Cake

Tanya at Lemons for Lulu – Lemon Muffins

Natasha at The Cake Merchant – Nutella Layer Cake

Jocelyn at Inside Brucrew Life – Butterscoth Banana Muffins

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Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

Thursday 16th of May 2013

These looks simply lovely, Amber! I have been on a lemon kick lately and have been working on a lemon cookie recipe. I might have to make yours for comparison purposes. And by comparison, I mean eating. :)


Wednesday 15th of May 2013

I've been looking for a good housewarming gift, because of course, I have to bake something - bookmarking these because they are perfect!!

Eric H.

Thursday 18th of April 2013

Oooh I love lemon drop cookies! Someone just scored an invite to my house warming party!!


Thursday 18th of April 2013

I'm totally holding you to that, Eric!

Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

Thursday 18th of April 2013

I am very intrigued by the hard candies in these. I stuff candy in things all the time but never a hard candy. What a fun and unique twist to a gorgeous cookie!!!

Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out

Thursday 18th of April 2013

I have GOT to try these! They sound just perfect!

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