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Lemon Meltaway Cookies

These lemon meltaway cookies are a bite of lemony freshness that will make you dream of summer days.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Cool Time 30 mins
Total Time 43 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 180 kcal


  • 2 sticks salted butter 1 cup, 226 grams
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 zest of lemon
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour spooned and leveled
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 juice of lemon 2 tablespoons
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix butter and white sugar.
  • Add the egg and continue to mix until combined.
  • Stir in the lemon zest.
  • Combine flour and baking powder and add it in batches to the wet ingredients until fully mixed.
  • Take about 2 teaspoons of the dough and shape it into a ball in your hands.
  • Place onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and flatten just a little.
  • Bake for 8 minutes then remove from oven.
  • After a few minutes, transfer to a wire cooling rack. Cookies will need to be completely cooled before glazing.
  • In a small mixing bowl add the confectioner’s sugar, lemon juice, and cream then stir until combined.
  • Spoon a little onto each cookie, spreading toward the edges.
    TIP: The glaze will take about 15 minutes to set before eating.
  • Decorate with a bit of lemon zest.


Calories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 94mgPotassium: 36mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 341IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg