Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Lemon Meltaways

Ever since we discontinued the Lemon Meltaway cookies at our Bountiful and Centerville stores we have had tons of requests for the recipe. A fun fact about this cookie is that it was originally the Studio 5 Signature Cookie. The show came to us and asked us to come up with a cookie that only had 5 ingredients. The neat thing about this cookie is how versatile it can be. Instead of having lemon on the top, you can have lime, strawberry, pink lemonade...the sky really is the limit. I've also heard of people using this dough as a kind of pie dough. So get creative! 

Since we aren't making this cookie anymore, and it's not something I'd make at home, I did a quick internet search for images. I found this picture and copied and pasted, so I need to apologize to whoever I stole this picture from!   


Lemon Meltaway Cookies




Cookie Ingredients
1 cup butter
½ cup powdered sugar
1 ½ tsp lemon juice
½ cup cornstarch
1 2/3 cup flour


Icing Ingredients
Powdered Sugar
Lemon Juice
Yellow food coloring, if desired

Cream butter/margarine and sugar.  Add remaining ingredients and combine.

Bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes.  Cookies are done when top starts to crack.  Edges may be slightly browned.

Let cool completely.  

To make icing, simply put some powdered sugar in a bowl, add some lemon juice and food coloring, mix until not lumpy. You can't mess this up, you can add more lemon juice to get the sugar not lumpy and if it ends up too runny, you can always add more powdered sugar. 

Put on cookies with the back of a spoon and working gently, because these cookies are really tender, spread out.

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