Frosted Lemon Drop Cookies

Enjoy summer by baking these soft cake-like cookies with their fresh citrus flavor.


7 tablespoons butter, softened to room temperature

1/2 cup sugar


1 egg

1/4 cup sour cream

1 3/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon grated lemon zest


1 cup powdered confectioners sugar

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon grated lemon zest, divided

Honey Tips

Honey Is Magic

In the days before biology and botany were understood, people thought it was a special kind of magic that turned flower nectar into honey.


Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease two cookie sheets.
In a large bowl beat together butter, sugar and honey until light and fluffy. Add egg and sour cream beat well.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to wet ingredients in three additions. Stir in lemon zest.
Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Bake about 10 minutes until cookies are golden. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
In a small bowl combine confectioner’s sugar, lemon juice and 1/2 tablespoon lemon zest. Frost cooled cookies and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 tablespoon lemon zest.
Yields: approx. 30 cookies