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Lemon Drops

by Livestrong_Recipes  |  Oct 19, 2018

Lemon Drops
Photo Credit: Susan Marque
  1. PREP
  2. 15 m
  • COOK
  • 10 m
  • 25 m

These low-sugar lemon cookies are topped with delicious bits of candied orange. Packed with immunity-boosting vitamin C and blood pressure-regulating potassium, citrus rinds are incredibly nutritious. They also contain bioflavonoids, which offer anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.



  • 1/2 cup Safflower Oil
  • 3/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Brown Rice Syrup
  • 1/2 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 4 cups Flour, All Purpose
  • 1/2 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup Orange Peel


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2 Mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.
3 In another bowl, combine the oil, rice syrup, ½ cup of the maple syrup, lemon juice, zest and vanilla.
4 Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
5 Place the remaining ¼ cup of maple syrup in a small pan over medium heat and let it come to a boil while you stir it for several minutes to thicken. Add the orange pieces to coat well.
6 Drop the lemon batter onto parchment-lined cookie sheets and top each cookie with the candied orange peel bits.
7 Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes or until the bottoms are brown.