Lemon Meltaways

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

You'll use just a tad less than two sticks of butter to make these delicate little gems.

Yield: Makes about 3 1/2 dozen
Total:
Recipe from Southern Living

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Recipe Time

Hands On: 30 Minutes
Total: 2 Hours


Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • Parchment paper

Preparation

  1. 1. Beat butter at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until creamy. Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Stir in zest and juice. Whisk together flour and next 2 ingredients. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed just until blended. Cover and chill 1 hour.
  2. 2. Preheat oven to 350°. Drop dough by level spoonfuls 2 inches apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets, using a 1-inch cookie scoop.
  3. 3. Bake at 350° for 13 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes.
  4. 4. Toss together warm cookies and remaining 1 cup powdered sugar in a small bowl.
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