Anginetti (Italian Lemon Drop Cookies) Recipe

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Anginetti (Italian Lemon Drop Cookies)
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  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. For cookies, cream together sugar and shortening.
  3. Add eggs and lemon extract and beat well.
  4. Add flour, baking powder and salt; Mix well.
  5. The dough should be soft and sticky.
  6. With a small cookie scoop, drop dough onto a slightly greased cookie sheet or baking stone, spacing them about 2-inches apart.
  7. Bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until firm and lightly brown.
  8. Remove cookies from cookie sheet and allow to cool completely on wire racks.
  9. For frosting, combine confectioners' sugar, water and lemon extract and mix until smooth.
  10. Frost the tops of each cookie with a metal spatula.
  11. Allow cookies to dry before stacking.
  12. Store in an airtight container.
  13. ~NOTE~If you want to freeze the cookies, freeze unfrosted and frost once thawed.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 257.28 Kcal (1077 kJ)
Calories from fat 34.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.82g 6%
Cholesterol 32.59mg 11%
Sodium 30.61mg 1%
Potassium 69.3mg 1%
Total Carbs 54g 18%
Sugars 41.91g 168%
Dietary Fiber 0.43g 2%
Protein 2.47g 5%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Calcium 25.2mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 355.99 Kcal (1490 kJ)
Calories from fat 47.56 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.28g 6%
Cholesterol 45.1mg 11%
Sodium 42.36mg 1%
Potassium 95.89mg 1%
Total Carbs 74.72g 18%
Sugars 57.99g 168%
Dietary Fiber 0.59g 2%
Protein 3.42g 5%
Iron 0.5mg 2%
Calcium 34.8mg 3%

* 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

  • 5.4
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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