Lemon Drop Cookies - Anginetti

Lemon Drop Cookies or Anginetti are the perfect cookies for all holidays and all special occasions.

Lemon Drop Cookies - Anginetti


For 2 Dozen(s)

For the Cookies:

  • 2 cups 00 or all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream or whole milk
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract

For the Icing:

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 3 tablespoons limoncello liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract


  1. SHOP Nonna's Lemon Drop Cookies HERE!
  2. To make the cookies:
    1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
    2. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
    3. In another bowl combine the sugar and shortening. Beat with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 5 minutes.
    4. Beat in the eggs one at a time until fully incorporated.
    5. Beat in the cream, zest, juice and extract.
    6. Add in the dry ingredients and beat on low speed until just absorbed. Do not over mix.
    7. Scoop about 2 tablespoons of dough at a time and roll the dough into a ball between your hands.
    8. Roll the ball into a 3 inch log and place the cookies 2 inches apart on the parchment lined baking sheets.
    9. Bake for 15 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly browned. Cool completely before glazing.
  3. To make the glaze:
    1. In a bowl whisk together the Confectioners Sugar, limoncello and lemon extract until smooth. Dip the tops of the cookies in the glaze. Dry on a wire rack.




Sunday, 11 December 2022
I made these tonight. They came out terrific! The only thing I would recommend is make the cookies...
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- dlsalas
Tuesday, 16 July 2019
these look delicious..but i think the recipe measurements are messed up or cut off on the left... - artyjudy1
Thursday, 14 December 2017
Just like Nonna used to make! - nyc teamster