Meltaway Lemon Cookies

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Meltaway Lemon Cookies


Lemon Cookies

Lemon Icing

  • *Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and lemon zest, mixing until combined. Add flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time, mixing until completely combined.
  4. Roll one tablespoon of dough into small circles and then press with hands (or with the bottom of a cup) into a disk shape. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the centers are set. The cookies will not look browned or cooked, but they are. Remove from oven and let cookies rest on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Once ready to frost cookies, whisk together powdered sugar and lemon juice until smooth.
  7. Using a spoon, smooth icing onto the top of each cookie. Top with fresh lemon zest, if desired. Let icing set for 10 minutes, or until hardened. Store in airtight container for up to 5 days.
Dixie Crystals Insight

Recipe developed for Dixie Crystals by Jessica Segarra @TheNoviceChef.

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Kim O
Dec 26, 2023

These cookies are closer to a shortbread than to a sugar cookie. I liked them, but wish they had a little more lemon flavor in the cookie itself.

Sweetalk member
May 12, 2022

Big hit every time I make these! Perfection!

Dec 10, 2015

I've finally tried this recipe and they are truly melt in your mouth delicious! I made 3 batches for a cookie swap and the comments were wonderful. Requests for the recipe followed!

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