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Lemon Meltaways

I had never heard of meltaways until I read about them on my friend Jami’s blog [1]. They sounded so light and delicious and I was all set to make her recipe until I measured out my flour and had just barely 1 1/4 cups. So off to the Internet I went, and I came across this recipe which was super easy to make.

The cookies are so light that they really do melt in your mouth. But the flavor? Just didn’t do it for me, and I found them to be really bland. I brought them into the office today and while they weren’t a hit with everyone, they did seem to attract quite a following. It seems people either love or hate these cookies. Me? I’m a hater.

Cookie Ingredients
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel

Frosting Ingredients
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Combine all cookie ingredients in large bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Divide dough in half. Shape each half into 8×1-inch log. Wrap each in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate until firm (1 to 2 hours).

Heat oven to 350°F. Cut each log into 1/4-inch slices with sharp knife. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until set. (Cookies will not brown.) Cool completely.

Combine all frosting ingredients in small bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until fluffy. Frost cooled cookies.

Recipe from Land O’Lakes [2].
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In other cookie news, Aunt Helen’s Mandelbrot [3] recipe won a Hallmark Magazine Cookie Contest, and I got some really fun prizes [4]!