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Italian Lemon Drop Cookies

Lemon drop cookies, iced Italian cookies or anginetti, whatever your family calls them you’ll be sure to find these traditional Italian cookies at many special occasions and holiday cookie trays.

Italian Lemon Drop Cookies {Anginetti} are a fresh, bright cookie recipe for spring with just the right amount of lemon flavor. The perfect Italian dessert!

I’m in an Italian sort of mood this week and these Italian Lemon Drop Cookies are definitely satisfying my craving. Earlier this week Mr. Wishes and I had a cousin visit from Italy and we all had dinner together Monday night.

We didn’t eat pasta, but everything else about that dinner made me feel like I was back in Italy again: everyone speaking in Italian, tons of food, the best homemade wine I’ve ever had, late-night espresso, and the list goes on. Now, I did not partake in the espresso as I can’t handle my caffeine, but I did enjoy everything else in that list.

Like most Italian cookies seem to be, these Italian lemon drop cookies are not overly sweet. The texture of these cookies is that of a cake more than a cookie – soft, light pillows of goodness. They have also been known to be called Italian Lemon Knot Cookies, Lemon Iced Cookies, Tarallucci…and the list goes on.

These really are the perfect treat for summer or spring and would be a great addition to your holiday dessert tables or cookie trays! Can I get away with serving lemon cookies at Christmas time? I like to break the rules, so I say, what the heck?

For the delicious icing, I deviated from the original recipe and I used my favorite glaze recipe that I normally use to top Italian cookies. I use it for my Italian Ricotta Cookies that I make for Christmas each year and loved it with these cookies. Add some lemon extract to it for that lemon factor and BOOM – perfection.

If you’re loving lemon desserts, check out my Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars. I just love the combination of lemon and blueberry. You will also love my Lemon Mousse Sugar Cookie Cups! Can you tell I’m on a lemon kind of mood today? I am also drooling over this lemon sheet cake from my friend Cheryl.

Note: you can use yellow sprinkles in place of the lemon zest on top for the garnish, if you prefer. I loved the extra lemon flavor that the zest added to it, though.

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