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Lemon Meltaways Recipe

Lemon Meltaways Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:60 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 to 3 drops yellow food coloring, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, beat butter and confectioners' sugar until blended. Beat in lemon juice. In a small bowl, whisk flour and cornstarch; gradually beat into butter mixture. Divide dough in half; shape each into an 8-in. long roll. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 hours or until firm.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap and cut dough crosswise into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 3. Bake 8-12 minutes or until firm. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 4. For frosting, in a small bowl, beat butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in lemon peel, lemon juice and, if desired, food coloring. Spread over cookies. Yield: about 5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 49 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 25 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.