Lemon Melt Away Cookies

Susan Bartley


I have made these in other flavors, but lemon by far is the most ask for. So buttery they just melt in your mouth.

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makes about 3 dozen cookies
15 Min
10 Min


1 c
soft butter, unsalted (2 cubes)
1/2 c
powdered sugar
2 Tbsp
lemon zest, grated
4 Tbsp
lemon juice
1 Tbsp
pure vanilla extract
2 1/3 c
all purpose flour
3 Tbsp
corn starch
1/4 tsp
3/4 c
powdered sugar for dusting


1Preheat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
2In bowl combine flour, cornstarch and salt, set aside.
3Cream butter and powdered sugar till light and fluffy. Add lemon zest and juice and vanilla, mix well.
4Slowly add flour mixture in 4 additions to the butter mixture. Beating together on low till completely blended in.
5Scoop dough into 1" balls, place on baking sheet and press down with with glass that is dusted lightly with powdered sugar. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, they should just start to brown on the edges.
6Using a strainer lightly dust with powdered sugar. Now all you need is a cup of tea and just enjoy your cookies!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy