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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


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


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!



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!

Lemon Meltaway Cookies


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