Lemon Meltaways

Lemon Meltaways
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40 Reviews
These lemon cookies are so tender that they seem to melt in your mouth.
45 min
Prep Time
2:10
Total Time
48 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

1 1/4 cups
all-purpose flour
3/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup
cornstarch
1/3 cup
powdered sugar
1 tablespoon
lemon juice
1 teaspoon
freshly grated lemon zest

Frosting

3/4 cup
powdered sugar
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon
freshly grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon
lemon juice

Directions

  1. Combine all cookie ingredients in large bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
  2. Divide dough in half. Shape each half into 8x1-inch log. Wrap each in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate 1-2 hours or until firm.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F.
  4. Cut each log into 1/4-inch slices with sharp knife. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-12 minutes or until set. (Cookies will not brown.) Cool completely.
  5. Combine all frosting ingredients in small bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until fluffy. Frost cooled cookies.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
45
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
5g
Protein
0g
Fat
3g
Sodium
25mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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Best cookie I ever ate! Melt-in-your-mouth wonderfulness.

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I have made these cookies numerous times over the last few years. I always make 2 batches at a time because they go fast! They are very good, lemony and melt in your mouth. Everyone always asks for the recipe. I plan on making a batch tonight using limes.

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I have been making this recipe for years and LOVE them!!! I make them a day before frosting them and have not had any problems. They are especially good for an Easter dessert.

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This is one of my favorite recipes. I pipe on colorful frosting with a star tip to make them look as great as they taste!

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I made these cookies for the first time last year,my daughter loves lemon cookies. I has never baked with cornstarch so I was not sure cause I do not like lemon cookies. Oh my gosh these are the BEST cookies I have ever eaten !! I love shortbread cookies by them self but these will be made quite often ,preparing a batch now! The frosting is wonderful. Years ago we were in S.Carolina and went to allittle place we found for lunch they sold these scones with this same frosting and when I tasted this one I was like a kid in a candy store!! I made these just like the directions. THANK YOU Land bO Lakes . I made most of my cookies from your recipes .

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I made these delights for tea with clients. Everyone Love,love loved them! Thank you so much !

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We found these cookies to be very bland. I even added more fresh lemon juice to the dough. Perhaps if these are made with the concentrated lemon juice they would have more lemon flavor, but I do not use that and never have it on hand.

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Hi Susie, You can prepare the day prior and bake the next day without issue. Happy baking!

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Can these be made one day and baked off the next or is it important to only refrigerate 1-2 hours before baking?

Test Kitchen Comment
From: mallory
Hi Susie, You can prepare the day prior and bake the next day without issue. Happy baking!
Posted March 05, 2015

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Yes, these cookies freeze very well in a tightly covered freezer container.

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Can these cookies be frozen?

Test Kitchen Comment
From: cindy
Yes, these cookies freeze very well in a tightly covered freezer container.
Posted December 15, 2014

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I have been baking these cookies for years, and have shared the recipe many times! I have never had any trouble. I like to make just a little extra frosting since it is sweet, tangy and delicious on the cookies! Be very careful not to get any of the pithy white part of the lemon peel in your zest as this makes them bitter.

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Love these cookies! Will make these again. Maybe will try orange zest and juice next time.

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O stars!!!! when I saw corn starch I thought hmmm...never put that in cookies before. Well, wasted my Meyers lemon and butter. Will never make these again. Though Land o Lakes would know what they were doing!!!!!!

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These cookies do better when the dough is mixed in a food processor with a standard metal blade as opposed to a mixer. Less air gets in the dough. We do a cookie baking every December, 16 different types of cookies. These are consistently the ones that people ask for, and the ones that go first. I have a number of friends that I can bribe to do just about anything with these cookies.

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I make these all the time since we can get fresh "off the tree" lemons and they are wonderful. They are a very delicate cookie but taste divine!

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Way too much cornstarch giving these an off taste. Crumbled horribly even though I am a very experienced baker & followed the instructions to the letter.

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These cookies are awesome. I cannot take them anywhere without everyone asking for the recipe. Thank you

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If you cannot make these, then you did nit follow the directions. They are fantastic!

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These cookies taste great, but are a bit crumbly.

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