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

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  1. These look so so delicious. They would be gobbled up so quickly at my house. Thanks for sharing them. Come and visit us. We have some wonderful picnic recipes this week.

  2. this is great. I found it via the It’s Keeper link up. I have linked in a beef dish. Have a super day.

  3. Wow! What a neat idea! My mom used to love Lemonheads. I bet she’d love these cookies too! I’ll have to make some for her. Thanks for linking up with me! Hope you had a great 4th of July!

  4. I am in love with a lemonhead cookie from a local store, I can’t wait to try these out! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays! I’m featuring your cookies today!