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Lemon Meltaways

Kierste Wade | Old Salt Farm
These delightful lemon cookies are so easy to make, and they'll melt in your mouth! 
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Cookies
Cuisine Dessert
Servings 24


  • 1 ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar (icing sugar)
  • ¾ cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon lemon peel grated
  • 1 ¼ tablespoon lemon juice


  • 1/8 cup butter, melted
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Mix all the cookie ingredients. Divide dough in half, and roll into logs, making them as smooth and even as possible. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 1-2 hours. Unwrap, then cut into 1/4 inch-1/2 Inch thick slices and place them 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges are lightly browned. Cool completely.
  • To make the glaze, combine all ingredients and mix well--removing all lumps of powdered sugar with a whisk. Frost cooled cookies. Sprinkle with lemon zest.
    You'll be able to stack the cookies after about 12 hours--the glaze will harden.


*Alternate method:  If you don't want to chill...Roll the cookies into 1 inch balls and place on greased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.  Push the bottom of a glass on top of the cookies to flatten them, then bake as directed.  They'll spread just a little more this way, but they're just as yummy!  
Keyword cookie recipes, easy cookies, lemon recipes,