Lemon Meltaways

Lemon Meltaways

"Both the cookie and the frosting are sparked with lemon in these melt-in-your-mouth goodies. Field editor Mary Houchin of Lebanon, Illinois submitted the recipe."
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25 m servings
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Original recipe yields 30 servings

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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy; beat in lemon juice. Combine the flour and cornstarch; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Shape into two 8-in. rolls; wrap each roll in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm.
  2. Unwrap and cut into 1/4-inch slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-12 minutes or until the cookies are firm to the touch. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  3. For frosting, in a small mixing bowl, combine the butter, confectioners' sugar, lemon juice, lemon peel and food coloring if desired; beat until smooth. Frost cooled cookies.

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These cookies are sooo awesome! They really do "meltaway" in you mouth! My mom loved them and so did my husband and sister( everyone who tasted them basically!)Very easy to make, and so cute and...

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I agree with other reviewers who say these were inedible. At first you taste lemon and it is good, then they do melt away in your mouth, but not in a good way. It leaves a chalky corn starch tas...

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These cookies are sooo awesome! They really do "meltaway" in you mouth! My mom loved them and so did my husband and sister( everyone who tasted them basically!)Very easy to make, and so cute and...

I make this recipe quite often since my boyfriend is in love with the cookies. I've never had any problems at all, however, when they say no substitutes for butter they mean it. One time I only ...

I took these to work and they were a big hit.They do melt in your mouth. I added a drop of lemon extract to the cookie dough.

Fabulous!!! I make these little meltaways every chance that I get. They have a very light taste to them with just enough lemon. They are such a crowd pleaser!

Very delicate and delicious! I have made these for work events, holiday parties and gifts and people always ask for the recipe. Chilling the dough over night definitely helps.

Very good cookie - very light and flaky. A dainty cookie.

I agree with other reviewers who say these were inedible. At first you taste lemon and it is good, then they do melt away in your mouth, but not in a good way. It leaves a chalky corn starch tas...

These cookies are fabulous!!! I don't like lemon desserts, but my husband does so that's why I decided to give these a try. I'm glad I did! I just hope they last until my husband gets home!!!:)

These cookies are the best. Oddly enough I am from Troy, IL just right around the corner from Lebanon. :-) Thanks Mary!!!!

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