Lemon Meltaways

Recipe Rating:
 5 Ratings
Serves: about 5 dozen
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3/4 c butter, softened
1/3 c confectioners' sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1 1/4 c all-purpose flour
1/2 c cornstarch
1/4 c butter, softened
3/4 c confectioners' sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp grated lemon peel
1 - 3 drops yellow food coloring, optional

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Cassie * Recipe
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Great state of, PA
Member Since Dec 2011
Cassie's notes for this recipe:
These cookies are melt in your mouth good. One of my favorites.

I believe this recipe came from one of my TOH magazines.
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In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy; beat in lemon juice. Combine flour and cornstarch; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Shape into two 8-in. rolls; wrap each roll in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
Unwrap and cut into 1/4-inch slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-12 minutes or until the cookies are firm to the touch. Remove to wire racks to cool.
For frosting, in a small bowl, beat the butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Stir in the lemon juice, lemon peel and food coloring. Frost cooled cookies.

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user Gina Mindock JungleLoveMama - Feb 19, 2013
Wow these look fantastic. Cannot wait to try. I will let you know how they come out. thanks for the recipe!
user Stephanie Dodd skeen - Feb 19, 2013
Pinched! look and sound delish; I am a lemon lover!!
user Cassie * 1lovetocook1x - Feb 19, 2013
Thanks Gina...They are so good, I hope you like them..and yes, let me know how they come out for you..Cass
user Cassie * 1lovetocook1x - Feb 19, 2013
Stephanie..I love lemon also..sadly though I am the only one in my family that cares for lemon...so when I make anything lemon, I share with my mom.

I have a delicious lemon cream puff recipe I am making again soon..will share it also...thanks for pinching...Cass
user Stephanie Dodd skeen - Feb 19, 2013
OMG; lemon cream puffs; now that sounds difficult but delish!!!!

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