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Lemon Meltaways

Cassie *


These cookies are melt in your mouth good. One of my favorites.

I believe this recipe came from one of my TOH magazines.

★★★★★ 5 votes
about 5 dozen
15 Min
10 Min


3/4 c
butter, softened
1/3 c
confectioners' sugar
1 tsp
lemon juice
1 1/4 c
all-purpose flour
1/2 c


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


1In 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.
2Unwrap 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.
3For 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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Course/Dish: Cookies
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