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Lemon Meltaways

lemon meltaways Dessert
Lemon Meltaways
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 36

A citrusy spin on the timeless shortbread classic! These buttery cookies are double-spiked with lemon, thanks to grated zest in the dough and a lemon juice-powdered icing drizzle. MORE+ LESS-

August 24, 2018

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup butter, softened
2
cups powdered sugar
3
tablespoons finely grated lemon zest
2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour

Icing

1
cup powdered sugar
1
to 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat softened butter, 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar and the lemon zest with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Stir in flour until soft dough forms. Shape dough into 36 (1 1/4-inch) balls. Place 1 1/2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets; flatten each ball to 1 1/2-inch circle (cookie does not spread).
  • 3
    Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are set but not brown. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. In small bowl, place 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar. Roll each warm cookie in powdered sugar, and place on cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Roll cookies again in powdered sugar to coat.
  • 4
    In small bowl, beat 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice with spoon until smooth. If too stiff to drizzle, add additional lemon juice, 1 teaspoon at a time. Spoon into resealable food-storage plastic bag; partially seal bag. Cut small tip from corner of bag; pipe over tops of cookies. Let stand about 1 hour or until icing is set. Store covered in airtight container.

Expert Tips

  • Use cookie scoop to make portioning cookie dough even faster and more consistent.
  • 1 medium lemon yields about 3 tablespoons juice and 2 to 3 teaspoons grated lemon zest.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
16%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
40mg
2%
Potassium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
15g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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