Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Lemon Meltaways

I found this recipe in one of those church cookbooks that you get guilted into buying...  I thought it was going to be wonderful, I have been wanting to make a cookie with lemon and thought I had found the perfect recipe.  This has a very interesting flavor, the cookie itself is more of a shortbread.  The icing is very very tangy and tart.  Honestly they were ok but I will probably not make them again.

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 tb lemon juice
3/4 cup butter (softened)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp grated lemon peel

3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 cup butter (softened)
1 tsp grated lemon peel

In a large mixer bowl combine the first 6 ingredients.
Beat on low speed until mixed well.
Divide dough in half.
Shape each half into an 8x1 inch roll.
Refrigerate until firm (about 2 hours).
Heat oven to 350.
Cut each roll into 1/4 inch slices.
Place cookies 2 inches apart on an UNgreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes (till set, these cookies will not brown).
Cool completely on wire racks.

In a small mixing bowl combine all the frosting ingredients (the last 4).
Beat at medium speed until fluffy.
Frost the cooled cookies.


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