Lemon Meltaways

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Meltaways are named that way because, basically, they seem to melt in your mouth when you take a bite from them.  They’re SUPER easy to make, easy to eat and these lemon ones are sweet, tart and delicious

  • Difficulty: super easy
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Ingredients

Cookie

·        1 ¼ cup flour

·        ½ cup cornstarch

·        1/3 cup powdered sugar

·        ½ t salt

·        ¾ cup butter, softened to room temperature

·        ½ t vanilla

·        1 t lemon zest

·        1 T lemon juice

Icing

·        ¾ cup powdered sugar

·        ¼ cup butter, softened to room temperature

·        1 t lemon zest

·        1 T lemon juice   

Directions

Sometimes you don’t have a lot of time (or do, but want to spend it doing other things).   These are perfect for that. 

IMG_6523For the cookie dough, dump all the cookie ingredients into a bowl and mix with a hand mixer until everything is combined – probably a couple minutes.  The mixture will be a little drier than most doughs – I find that at the end of mixing it’s easier to unplug the hand mixer and just use my hands to finish it up.

 

Take the dough and roll it into two logs, each about 1 inch around and 8 or so inches long.  Wrap each log (separately) in wax paper and refrigerate for a couple hours until they’re firm.  You can also refrigerate them over night if you’d prefer, but not much longer than that.

To make the cookies, cut the logs into slices and bake on baking sheets lined with parchment paper at 350 for about 10 – 12 minutes until they’re slightly brown on the bottoms.   Once they’re done, take them out and set them on a wire rack until they’re completely cool.

To make the icing, just dump all the icing ingredients into a bowl (I told you these were easy!) and beat until they’re fluffy, just a minute or two.  Wait until the cookies are fully cooled until you frost them, and then enjoy!!

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