Lemon Meltaways

Lemon Meltaways

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"These frosted lemon cookies are a delicious refrigerator cookie, and they are quick and easy to make."

Ingredients

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  • Calories:
  • 62 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.5g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 27 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium bowl, cream together 3/4 cup butter and 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar until smooth. Stir in 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon lemon zest. Combine the flour and corn starch, and blend into the lemon mixture to form a soft dough. Divide dough in half, roll each half into a log about 8 inches long and 1 inch in diameter. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours, or until firm.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cut each roll into 1/4 inch slices and place onto the cookie sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 12 minutes, or until set. Cool completely before frosting.
  4. In a small bowl, blend together 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup butter, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon lemon zest with an electric mixer until smooth. Frost cookies and allow to dry before serving or storing.
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These are my all-time favorite cookie and I've probably made 30+ batches of them over the years, always to rave reviews and requests for the recipe (which I forgot today so I'm on the site print...

I have made these three times now. The first time I followed the recipe and thought "I'll never make these again!" They were awful! The icing tasted like pure butter. I made then a 2nd time,...

These are excellent cookies! Tender, melt in your mouth citrusy bursts of flavor that dance on your tongue... and an EASY recipe. We favor lime over lemon, so I made with lime instead. I adjus...