Lemon Meltaways

Lemon Meltaways


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About this recipe: These frosted lemon cookies are a delicious refrigerator cookie, and they are quick and easy to make.

Susan Lewis

Makes: 48 

  • 170 g butter, softened
  • 40 g confectioners' sugar
  • 15 ml lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 155 g all-purpose flour
  • 65 g cornstarch
  • 90 g confectioners' sugar
  • 55 g butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:2hr chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr32min 

  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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