Lemon Drop Cookies

Lemon Drop Cookies

Active Time: 48 Minutes

Servings: 36 Cookies


  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup almond-meal flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup (1-stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup Odyssey® Greek Vanilla Yogurt
  • zest of 2 lemons (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp yellow gel food color (optional)
  • 1 (16-ounce) container lemon frosting


  1. Place oven rack in center of oven and preheat to 350⁰F. Line 2 large rimmed light-colored cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside. To prevent cookie bottoms from over browning, set the parchment lined cookie sheet inside a second unlined cookie sheet. Baking with stacked cookie sheets gives needed insulation.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk flours, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter, sugar and vanilla about 2-3 minutes. Add Greek Vanilla Yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice and food color; beat until combined.
  4. Reduce speed to low and add dry ingredients in two batches, beating well after each addition.
  5. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on prepared cookie sheets. Using thumb, press each cookie middle about halfway down.
  6. Bake one cookie sheet at a time until done, about 18 minutes.
  7. Cool on a wire rack and generously ice with lemon frosting. Store in an airtight container.

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