Lemon Snowdrop Cookies
Written by Callie
Everyone has a cookie recipe that they love. My dad’s is plain old Chocolate Chip cookies, Brenna loves making Chocolate Oatmeal cookies (she made 250 of them as favors for her wedding), and mine are Lemon Snowdrop Cookies. And today I’m gonna share the recipe with y’all!
So first, here’s the recipe. I very much dislike blogs that make you scroll all the way down to the bottom before ever giving you the recipe. So I’m not doing that. You can decide if you want to keep reading the post or just grab the recipe and go!
Lemon Snowdrop Cookies
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F
1 3/4 Cup Flour
Pinch of Salt
8 Tablespoons unsalted butter; softened
Zest of 2 Lemons
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Honey
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
In a medium bowl whisk together the flour and salt. Set aside.
In a mixer, cream together the butter, lemon zest, sugar and honey until very smooth.
Scrape down the sides of the mixer and add baking soda and lemon juice. Then mix together.
Add flour and salt mixture, mix on low until combined.
Scrape the sides down with a spatula and mix by hand a few times to ensure even distribution.
Roll dough into 1” balls and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until just barley starting to brown.
Let cool for a few minutes and then coat with powdered sugar.
Okay so now that we’ve got the recipe part out of the way I just have a few more tips and tricks to give you so that you’ll be a pro at making this cookie, just like me! (JK, I’m not that great at it)
Sometimes I use salted butter and it’s just as good, so I’m not sure why people make a big deal out of using one or the other.
If you only have one lemon to use for zest you can still make it with just one, but they aren’t as good. So I usually make the trip to the store to go buy the extra lemon I seem to always be missing.
So when I first started making this recipe I took the “mix by hand” part literally and I get in there with my God-given spatulas and mix it all before baking. Looking at the recipe now I’m realizing that by “hand” probably just meant not with an electric mixer. I’m sure both methods are fine.
When I bake them I try not to burn them. Or even really brown them. But I’m one of those people that like dough-y cookies so I usually take them out just a little earlier than it says. Also, these cookies don’t really “brown” until they get burned so be careful of that. They also like to get brown on the bottom and dry out faster when that happens. So just keep an eye on them.
If you’re putting powdered sugar on your cookies then don’t let them cool for too long! If they’re completely cool when you put the sugar on then it won’t stick to it and will end up going everywhere when you eat it and blow out of your nose. If you sprinkle it on when they are still somewhat warm then it sticks and is much better!
And then BAM! You’ve got Lemon Snowdrop Cookies. I think these cookies are delicious and other people have told me they liked them too, so I hope you do! If you try them out, let me know in the comments what you think!