A Bit of Italy Lemon Drop Cookies Recipe

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A Bit of Italy Lemon Drop Cookies
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Spray baking pans with a non-stick spray or line with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, sugar and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Beat in shortening with mixer on low speed until completely blended into flour. Add the milk, egg and lemon juice, mixing just until blended.
  4. Roll or use a small cookie scoop to get 1-inch cookie dough balls and place 1 inch apart on baking sheet.
  5. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and let set for at least 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack. Cool completely.
  6. When cookies are completely cool, make the frosting by beating the powdered sugar, butter, 2 tbls of the warmed milk, lemon juice and peel (if using) in a bowl with mixer on low speed until blended. Gradually add in extra warm milk until you get the consistency of the frosting you want.
  7. Spread on top of cookies and let set completely before storing.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1648.22 Kcal (6901 kJ)
Calories from fat 730.47 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 81.16g 125%
Cholesterol 65.68mg 22%
Sodium 1423.56mg 59%
Potassium 3391.62mg 72%
Total Carbs 214.46g 71%
Sugars 114.61g 458%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%
Protein 19.88g 40%
Vitamin C 2.9mg 5%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 5%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 281.7mg 28%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 425.06 Kcal (1780 kJ)
Calories from fat 188.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.93g 125%
Cholesterol 16.94mg 22%
Sodium 367.13mg 59%
Potassium 874.67mg 72%
Total Carbs 55.31g 71%
Sugars 29.56g 458%
Dietary Fiber 0.41g 6%
Protein 5.13g 40%
Vitamin C 0.7mg 5%
Iron 0.2mg 5%
Calcium 72.7mg 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 39.4
  • 46

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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