Lemonhead Cookies!

Lemonhead cookiesLemonhead candies always remind me of Elsie. I think she went through a Lemonhead phase when we were in high school. I love just about anything that perfectly blends sour and sweet. Yum!Lemonhead cookie recipeThese are lemonhead cookies. Meaning, they have crushed up lemonheads in them. Oh yeah! These are really fun and perfect for spring.Make these cookies with lemonhead candiesLemonhead Cookies, makes 2 dozen.

1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
juice from 1 lemon
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup Lemonheads (crushed in a food processor)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Lemonhead candy cookiesCream together the butter and sugar. Stir in the vanilla extract, egg and lemon juice until just combined. Stir in the remaining ingredients (except the powdered sugar). Now form 24 balls from the dough and roll them around on a plate covered with the powdered sugar.Making lemon cookiesHow to make lemon crinkle cookiesBake at 350°F for 14-16 minutes. These are best if they are still quite soft in the middle. And since ovens can vary, it's a good idea to set your timer for 12 minutes and then just keep a close eye on them the first time you bake these. Warm, a little gooey and fresh out of the oven is the way to go with these!Best lemon cookie recipeEnjoy these! xo. Emma 

  • Great Idea. I would always eat a box of lemonheads at the movies when I was younger. Yummy! Yummy!

  • Soo yummy! I used to eat lemonheads as a child. I must try this!

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  • These look so fun and tasty – I also love how you co-ordinated with the glass, very cute 🙂

  • I’ve made these twice now (forgot to check back on the first batch and they burnt) but both times I’ve had to add more flour just to be able to form the dough into a ball. Is anyone else having this problem or is there something I’m doing wrong?

  • These are so delicious! I know from other comments that a few people have had issues with making these (I’ve been there – many a baking fail in my past), but I made these this afternoon and ours turned out really well. My kids adore them, and I may need to have my husband hide them from me! Gooey, lemony goodness…

  • Oh I love lemon flavored things! These are so cute and look so delicious!

    Juliette Laura

  • Nerd confession: Besides looking totally gorgeous, I want to make these cookies because I feel like they’d be Dumbledore’s favorite. That makes my heart happy.

  • My daughter and I made these today for her to give to her teacher for teacher appreciation week next week. However, as good as they taste, they did not look anything like the pics. I knew something went awry when my final batter was more droopy and a little thicker than cake batter than like play doh, like in the pictures. However, I soldiered on and after a roll in the powdered sugar, they held their shape and I baked them as directed. Imagine my sadness when they came out flat as a pancake and forming one large rectangle.

    I checked and double checked that I followed the recipe and included everything in the right measurements, so I wonder what possibly could have gone wrong? I’d like to try another, prettier, batch as soon as I can…..any help is appreciated. Thanks!

    PS they really do taste yummy! 🙂

  • Yummy great styling too. They look delicious..do you think they would work without the lollies? Would you add extra of sugar or lemon to replace them?

  • My 16 year old son and I have always had a “thing” for lemonheads. I’ll have to make these for us, they sound divine!


  • I bought the stuff to make these today! I am so excited! Thanks for the recipe!

  • I´m giving them a try, too much chocolate in my kitchen lately! I love your recipes 🙂

  • YUMMM! Omg, I need to make these ASAP. My husband is obsessed with lemon anything. This is perfect.

  • Help! I’m making these right now and the batter is too runny to make a ball. What did I do wrong?

    The batter is delicious though 🙂

  • Wow these are cool! I love lemons and all things sour so want to give these a go. Hopefully I can find lemonheads or something similar in New Zealand.

    -Hannah x

  • Oh my word, these look amazing! I love anything lemon, so this is INCREDIBLE!



  • These look so yummy. I bet you could totally do this with other candies too perhaps red hots??



  • This actually sounds good. I’m interested in trying 🙂


  • I love Lemonheads and ANYTHING lemon! YUM! This sounds awesome!

    xo Lisa

  • Wow, what a wonderful idea! My mom loves lemons anything. Can’t wait to make these for her for Mother’s Day!
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  • These look incredible!

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  • They look AWESOME! Please drop some by if there’s any left!

  • These look like the absolute *perfect* treat for spring! And I’m wild about these pictures!!

  • I love lemonheads and lemons. These look amazing!!

  • I was waiting for this post since I saw your pic on Instagram 😉

    Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  • In Australia we don’t have lemonheads! I’m so shattered because they look delicious; the cookies that is… and so do the lemonheads! ahha saaaaad

  • where do you get lemonheads?

  • I have absolutely no idea what lemonheads are.. but oh my these look tasty x

  • I want to make these as soon as i get home! Delicious!


  • I’ve never had lemonheads before (you can’t get them in the UK), but they look a bit like skittles, I wonder if you could make the same things using skittles to make rainbow cookies…?! p.s. I love the photos, they all look yum.

  • Please Emma, make sure Elsie tastes some of those cookies, she looks so fit in the last pictures!!!

  • They look amazing, though I have no idea what lemonheads are. They look like yellow skittles!


  • I’m a sucker for cookies! Not sure how I feel about crushed lemon heads in there, but I’m sure the flavor is awesome 🙂
    xo Heather

  • Sounds especially yummy! I love the sweet-and-sour kind of savour-y feeling. { www.jupiterskye.com }

  • Oh my gosh, these are definitely my next project. Sounds fantastic!


  • Lemonheads are my mom’s favorite! She’s recently had dental work done and hard candy just isn’t happening, I’m totally going to whip these up for mother’s day and send them her way.

    (Do you think they can withstand the mail? We’re far apart this year!)

  • Amazing! I will definitely try! And pinned to remember later.


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  • I’ve never heard of Lemonhead candy before. I wonder if they are an American only candy? (I’m from Canada) These cookies look delicious though!

  • These must be super yummy!!! =)


  • Ooo! My mouth is watering at the thought of that sour citrus… Delicious!

  • Ooh these look so yummy! And how wonderful that thy have lemonheads in them. Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at brewedtogether.com

  • Becky- the yellow rimmed glass is from Anthropologie. 🙂

  • i’m not a fan of lemonheads really, or lemon flavored baked goods in fact.. but for some reason these sound SO delicious?! they look yummy!

  • These look and sound amazing, but what are Lemonheads? Can we replace them with any other sort of lemon candy do you think?

  • Ooooh – how interesting!!! I haven’t had lemonheads in years, but I would love to try these!

    Stephanie May*


  • How I love cookies <3
    I made rice pudding last night and it was SO good!


  • Wowzer, those look delicious!

  • Why? I want sugar now, but is raining and I don’t have ingredients for something similar.
    looks and sound awesome, great job.


  • I saw this recipe died and went to heaven then went out and bought the ingredients!! I’m making them right now!!

  • WHERE did you get the recipe for these?? Did you ladies invent them? What a perfect, deadly combo. Will definitely give these a try!!!


  • They look amazing! Can’t wait to give them a go!
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  • I love the cookie recipe and can’t wait to try it! The cup in the 2nd photo… where did you find them???

  • Yummmmm!!!! These sound and look delectable!


  • These look so yummy!

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  • hmm I don’t own a food processor but NOW I want to buy one JUST SO I CAN MAKE THESE!

  • This looks amazing. Lemon sweets are one of my favourites. I also love the photos themselves. Great post!
    xo mia


  • As a lemon addict i’m so going to try this out sometime! love all of your little baking recipes.


  • Oh My Goodness!!! So Yummy and Amazing Pics as usual. http://hiddenbaby.myshopify.com/blogs/baby-blog

  • These look so good! Really want to try them.

    Carina xx

  • I always love the taste of lemon in cookies and cakes, this seems like a winner!

  • Omg. Delicious looking. I’m from the uk tho? Help me? Lemon what?! Similar to skittles maybe? X

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