Lemonhead Cookies

I’ve talked a lot about Over The Top Cookies, so I thought I’d talk some more… only this time it’ll be about a recipe I’ve duplicated. I’ve been searching for the perfect recipe for quite some time… and yes the lemon cookies I made last time were really good, but they weren’t at all the same. This time though, I stumbled upon the one. There were a few changes I made, they’ll be reflected in the recipe below. So try them out, you’re going to love them!

Lemonhead Cookies Recipe

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 148kcal
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  • 3 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup butter - or crisco
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 (8 oz) bag lemonhead candies - crushed
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream sugar, eggs and butter (or shortening) together. Add lemon juice and vanilla extract. Beat for 1 minute.
  • Stir in salt, baking soda, flour (add flour one cup at a time), lemon zest, and crushed Lemonheads.
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls, flatten and bake on a pan lined with parchment paper for 10-12 minutes.
  • Let cool on pan for 3 minutes.
  • Transfer to cooling racks and prepare glaze by whisking together powdered sugar and lemon juice. Add additional powdered sugar if necessary. Use a spoon to drizzle lightly over cookies. Let cool.


Serving: 36g | Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg