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Lemon Meltaway Cookies Recipe

A favorite of kids and adults alike, these sweet and tart, buttery bright cookies melt in your mouth. They’re easy to make and they taste even better when you ice them with a lemony sugar glaze!
Makes: About 2-1/2 dozen
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Step 2

In medium bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt.

Step 3

In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Add flour mixture; mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto cookie sheet and flatten slightly with palm of hand.

Step 4

Bake 13-15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool on cookie sheet 5 minutes. Remove to cooling grid; cool completely.

Step 5

To prepare glaze, in small bowl, whisk together confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice. Spoon over cooled cookies.

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all-purpose flour

2 cups all-purpose flour


1/2 cup cornstarch

baking powder

1 teaspoon baking powder


1/2 teaspoon salt

butter, softened

1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)

confectioners' sugar

confectioners' sugar (1 cup for cookie dough, 1-1/2 cups for glaze)


1 egg

grated lemon zest

3 tablespoons grated lemon zest

lemon juice

lemon juice (1 teaspoon for cookie dough, 2-3 tablespoons for glaze)

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