Lemon Meltaway Cookies

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Best lemon desserts of all time. Lemon meltaway cookies taste just like summer!

Watch how to make lemon meltaway cookies

 

Plate Of Lemon Meltaway Cookies

 

Summer started yesterday, and oh how we’ll miss our mid-summer July road trip to upstate Aurora, New York.

One of my favorite brands, MacKenzie-Childs, canceled their annual Barn Sale event in upstate Aurora, NY.

This means our annual pilgrimage, trekking up interstate 95, will not happen in 2020 (along with many other canceled adventures). 

I’ll miss the rolling green hills, the smell of undisturbed, fresh wide open air, and the majestic beauty of the widest and largest of the Finger Lakes, Lake Cayuga. 

 

Why You Should Visit Aurora NY On Cayuga Lake

Powdered Sugar Lemon Meltaway Cookies Recipe

 

 

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I can sit for hours in an Adirondack chair and enjoy sunsets lakeside at Cayuga, especially after my favorite entree, apples and duck paté, from the Aurora Inn. Or homemade lemon pastries next to the inn at the village convenience store. 

Lemon meltaway cookies remind me of the quaint village of Aurora. The lone bakery in the one-street town has a showcase full of treats, including lemon pastries inside a glass case.

 

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The thing is, you have to get up early to indulge in lemon meltaways

Otherwise, the quaint little town of 900 becomes overrun by a happy-go-lucky mob of 20,000 eclectic ladies (of which I am one) and their families who arrive for the sale. (Although whimsical and happy, never the less they (we) are still a mob in a village!)

You see, if you arrive late to the store, you’ll find that these out of town ladies have eaten up all the lemon meltaways!

The one (and only) good thing I can say that’s come out of a canceled Barn Sale (and I’m really reaching here with this one thing) is that it forced me to learn how to make lemon meltaway cookies at home. 

You can make them at home, too! Here’s how:

 

 

 

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Lemon Cookie Dough

 

Lemon meltaway cookie ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup of flour
  • ½ cup of cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup of powdered sugar 
  • ¾ cup of butter softened (Note: For the cookie dough’s proper set-up, it’s essential that the butter is softened and not melted.)
  • 1 teaspoon of grated lemon peel
  • 1 ¼ tablespoon of lemon juice

 

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Lemon glaze icing ingredients

  • 1 oz of melted butter
  • ¾ cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

 

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Cookie instructions

1. Mix all the cookie ingredients in a medium-size mixing bowl.

2. In your hands, roll the cookies into 1 inch balls and place them on a greased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. 

3. Place the bottom of a glass on top of the cookies to flatten them.

4. Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees or until the edges lightly brown.

5. Let the cookies cool for an hour before frosting.

 

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Lemon Meltaways Glaze Frosting

Lemon glaze instructions

1. Make the frosting glaze by combining all the ingredients for the glaze and mixing well with a whisk to remove any lumps from the powdered sugar.

2. Frost the cooled cookies with a dollop a cookie by way of a spoon or spatula.

3. Sprinkle cookies with lemon zest to finish.

4. Serve and enjoy!

* After about 6 hours, the frosting glaze will harden, and you’ll be able to stack your lemon meltaway cookies!

 

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Christmas lemon meltaway cookies

Your favorite summer cookies still have a home for the holidays.

Just add your favorite Christmas sprinkles!

 

Lemon meltaway Christmas cookies

 

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Lemon meltaway Christmas cookies with sprinkles

 

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Lemon Meltaway Cookies

 

This post appeared first on ShaundaNecole.com on June 22, 2020.

 

Plate Of Lemon Meltaway Cookies

Lemon Meltaway Cookies

Best lemon desserts of all time. Lemon meltaway cookies taste just like summer!
Make lemon meltaway cookies with lemon glaze icing.
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Cookies & Lemon Glaze Icing Cool Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 57 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Southern Food
Keyword: lemon cookies, lemon desserts, lemon glaze, lemon glaze icing, lemon glaze recipe, lemon meltaway cookies, lemon meltaways
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 121kcal

Ingredients

Lemon Meltaway Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup butter Note: For the cookie dough’s proper set-up, it’s essential that the butter is softened and not melted.
  • 1 teaspoon lemon peel grated
  • 1 ¼ tablespoon lemon juice

Lemon glaze ingredients

  • 1 oz butter melted
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

Cookie Instructions

  • Mix all the cookie ingredients in a medium-size mixing bowl.
  • In your hands, roll the cookies into 1 inch balls and place them on a greased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.
  • Place the bottom of a glass on top of the cookies to flatten them.
  • Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees or until the edges lightly brown.
  • Let the cookies cool for an hour before frosting.

Lemon Glaze Instructions

  • Make the frosting glaze by combining all the ingredients for the glaze and mixing well with a whisk to remove any lumps from the powdered sugar.
  • Frost the cooled cookies with a dollop a cookie by way of a spoon or spatula.
  • After about 6 hours, the frosting glaze will harden, and you’ll be able to stack your lemon meltaway cookies!
  • Sprinkle cookies with lemon zest to finish.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Video

Notes

Lemon Meltaway Cookies

Christmas lemon meltaway cookies

Your favorite summer cookies still have a home for the holidays.
Just add your favorite Christmas sprinkles after you add the lemon glaze icing!

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 29IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Meltaway Cookies
Amount per Serving
Calories
121
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
2
mg
1
%
Sodium
 
19
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
41
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
27
g
9
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
12
g
13
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Vitamin A
 
29
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
23
mg
2
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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2 Comments

  1. Cyrene
    July 13, 2021 / 1:39 pm

    5 stars
    A mouthwatering recipe! Who would not love the scent of lemon in cookies!?

    • July 14, 2021 / 2:10 am

      I love a lemon cookie – especially homemade and in the summer!

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