No-Bake Lemon Drops


Calling all citrus fans! These little lemon drop cookies add a pop of flavor to any meal or dessert tray. Make a big batch of these no-bake cookies so you don't run out!

No-Bake Lemon Drops
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
36 cookies


  • 2 cup finely crushed shortbread cookies

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • ½ cup almonds, toasted and finely chopped

  • ½ cup finely crushed lemon drops*

  • 2 tablespoon milk

  • 2 tablespoon light-color corn syrup

  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted

  • cup finely crushed lemon drops*


  1. In a large bowl stir together crushed cookies, the 1 cup powdered sugar, the almonds, and the 1/2 cup crushed lemon drops. In a small bowl combine milk, corn syrup, and melted butter. Stir milk mixture into cookie mixture until well mixed.

  2. Place finely crushed lemon drops In a small bowl. Shape cookie mixture into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in crushed lemon drops to coat. Place balls on a large baking sheet or tray.

  3. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Before serving, roll balls again in powdered sugar mixture.


To finely crush lemon drops, place candies in a heavy resealable plastic bag. Using a meat mallet or a rolling pin, crush candies into coarse pieces. Transfer the coarse pieces to a food processor; cover and process until finely crushed.

To Store:

Place cookies in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

69 Calories
3g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 69
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 1g
Calcium 0.2mg 0%
Potassium 10.1mg 0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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