Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Lemon Meltaways: #CreativeCookieExchange

After 15 years of holding on to this recipe, I finally made the cookies. All thanks to the "Creative Cookie Exchange"! 
This months theme is Summer, and what better way for me to whip up these delicious refreshing cookies! 

These cookies are light, yet very flavorful. They deliver a perfect balance of lemon and sweetness. I just loved them.
They didn't last very long on my counter. Even my citrus dessert hater husband had no problem helping himself over, and over again.

LEMON MELTAWAYS from Land O'Lakes  

  • 1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour 
  • 3/4 c. LAND O' LAKES Butter, softened
  • 1/2 c. cornstarch 
  • 1/3 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 3/4 powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c. LAND O' LAKES Butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  1. In a large mixer bowl combine all cookie ingredients. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed (2 to 3 minutes).
  2. Divide  dough in half. Shape each half into 8x1-inch roll. Wrap in plastic food wrap. Refrigerate until firm (1 to 2 hours).
  3. Heat oven to 350 degrees. With sharp knife, cut each roll into 1/4-inch slices. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until set. (Cookies will not brown.) Cool completely. 
  4. In a small mixer bowl combine all frosting ingredients. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until fluffy (1 to 2 minutes). Frost cooled cookies.

Summer is almost over, and we have cookies to remember it by! Hint: a lot of these cookies could be made and frozen, to pull out a slice of summer in February! You can also use us as a great resource for cookie recipes. Be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:


Unknown said...

Glad you finally made those cookies! 15 years is a long time to wait to bake a recipe.

Robin @ A Shaggy Dough Story said...

These cookies and I were meant for each other. Citrus anything and I'm so there. Thanks for sharing!

Faye and Yvonne said...

I have never made Lemon Meltaways but these look and sound delish!!

Karen said...

These cookies sound wonderful! I love it when I finally try a recipe that I've been holding onto and it turns out!

Holly @ abakershouse.com said...

Yes, I do the same thing and put recipes away in a drawer that I know I'd love to make but then it takes ages to get around to them. So glad you gave these a try, it looks like they were a success!

akshatha said...

I love lemon cookies...! perfect for summer ...!

Linda@2CookinMamas said...

Meltaways, even the name implies I will overindulge in them. :-) Being a lemon lover, these sound fantastic! I love it when a recipe calls for the same flavor both in the cookie and in the icing. Yum!

Hezzi-D said...

Love a good cookie with lemon!