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Lemon Snow Drops

Yield: Yields about 3 dozen cookies.


For the dough:

  • 8 oz. (16 Tbs.) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2-1/2 oz. (2/3 cup) confectioners’ sugar
  • 2-1/2 tsp. grated lemon zest
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • Pinch salt
  • 11-3/4 oz. (2-2/3 cups) all-purpose flour

For the rolling:

  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar

Nutritional Information

  • Nutritional Sample Size per cookie
  • Calories (kcal) : 100
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 45
  • Fat (g): 5
  • Saturated Fat (g): 3
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 1.5
  • Cholesterol (mg): 15
  • Sodium (mg): 10
  • Carbohydrates (g): 12
  • Fiber (g): 0
  • Protein (g): 1


  • Heat the oven to 325°F. Beat the butter and sugar together with a wooden spoon or a mixer until creamy. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt; mix until combined. Add the flour; mix until just blended. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and set them 1 inch apart on ungreased or parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until the cookies are light golden and give slightly when pressed, 18 to 20 minutes. Let the cookies cool slightly on the baking sheet; while still warm, roll them in confectioners’ sugar. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Make Ahead Tips

These cookies stay fresh for up to a week; reroll them in confectioners’ sugar before serving.


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Reviews (1 review)

  • montanajan | 05/27/2019

    I made these yesterday as written, except, I did not roll in powdered sugar at the end. I drizzle a very thin layer of lemon & powdered sugar frosting over them. They are delicious. Not exactly what I have been searching for but lemony yum yum.

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