Lemon Head Cookies

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lemon head cookies

There is a local cookie shop called Ruby Snap. They have an assortment of sinfully decadent cookies. I’ve tried a few different types of their cookies and haven’t hated any of them. Any of them (can you imagine?) I was perusing their menu and saw a cookie that caught my eye. They call it “Lilly” (all of their cookie names are pinup ladies names.)  It is a lemon cookie with lemon heads candies inside and a lemon glaze. I needed this cookie. Lemon Head Cookies.

lemon head cookies

Unfortunately, the shop is not conveniently close to home. So I had to imagine what it would taste like and make my own.

I haven’t actually eaten the ones from Ruby Snap, but I don’t think I need to. These were a home run!

Lemon cookie, with lemon candies with lemon glaze. What’s not to love? Now I only have to figure out how to make a homemade Margo and life will be complete!

Lemon Head Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: About 3 dozen cookies depending on size


  • 1 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Lemon Head candies slightly crushed
  • For Glaze
  • 1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream butter in a stand mixer. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla and lemon juice. Beat until well combined.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the butter and beat slowly until just combined. Add lemon zest and Lemon Heads, just until evenly distributed.
  5. Scoop out golf ball sized cookies onto a lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. The cookie should just just be set on the top, not shiny. The bottom should not be browned.
  6. Let the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before trying to transfer to a cooling rack.

Just in case you are curious here is a link to Ruby Snap. All of their cookies look amazing.


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