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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 YIELD:30 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 lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 to 3 drops yellow food coloring, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy; beat in lemon juice. Combine flour and cornstarch; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. 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° 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 bowl, beat the butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Stir in the lemon juice, lemon peel and, if desired, food coloring. Frost cooled cookies. Yield: about 5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 98 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 62 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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