Lemon Meltaways recipe

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¾ cup butter, softened
⅓ cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup cornstarch
¾ cup confectioners' sugar
¼ cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest

Nutrition Info

61.5 calories
carbohydrate: 6.5 g
cholesterol: 10.2 mg
fat: 3.9 g
fiber: 0.1 g
protein: 0.4 g
saturatedFat: 2.4 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 27.5 mg
sugar: 2.7 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. In a medium bowl, cream together 3/4 cup butter and 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar until smooth. Stir in 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon lemon zest. Combine the flour and corn starch, and blend into the lemon mixture to form a soft dough. Divide dough in half, roll each half into a log about 8 inches long and 1 inch in diameter. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours, or until firm.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cut each roll into 1/4 inch slices and place onto the cookie sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 12 minutes, or until set. Cool completely before frosting.

  4. In a small bowl, blend together 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup butter, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon lemon zest with an electric mixer until smooth. Frost cookies and allow to dry before serving or storing.

Recipe Yield

4 dozen

Recipe Note

These frosted lemon cookies are a delicious refrigerator cookie, and they are quick and easy to make.

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