Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Meyer Lemon Meltaways

You could make these using any citrus fruit you like. I just happened to have a bunch of Meyer lemons on hand.

You will need 3 T. of zest and 2/3 cup of juice.


In the bowl of your mixer, beat 1 1/2 C. sugar with 1 C. of softened butter.


Add 1 C. of sour cream and beat until blended and fluffy. Add 2 eggs and beat to blend.


Add 1 tsp. of baking soda, 1 tsp. of baking powder and 1/2 tsp. of salt.


Add the paddle attachment and beat in the 3 T. zest and the 2/3 C. of juice.


Beat until fluffy.


Add 4 C. of flour one cup at a time.


Place walnut sized balls of dough on a parchment covered cookie sheet. bake for 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees until they just begin to brown on the edges.

Make the frosting. Mix 1/4 C. of softened butter, 2 C. of powdered sugar, 1 T. zest and 3 T. juice.

Before going into the oven.


Right out of the oven. Frost as soon as you take them out of the oven. Place a dollop of frosting in the middle of each cookie and move it around so it coats the entire cookie .


It will create a glaze.


These melt in your mouth!

14 comments:

Barb said...

I will definitely make these. We seem to have a time when Meyer lemons are very available up here.

Pricilla said...

I'll bet they are delicious!

Nellie said...

Absolutely delectable! Thank you so much for the recipe!

edenhills said...

They look delicious!

Monique @ Magpie Hollow said...

Yummy that really looks good !!!

Marigold said...

Lemon anything. A major weakness.

Poppy said...

You are definitely the site to visit for food inspiration!

Beautiful and delicious looking!

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I'm actually happy I don't have all ingredients at home now :-) :-) :-) They look so delicious that I would have started to bake them right now :-) :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Beverly@Beverly's Back Porch said...

I love anything lemon! And me with a new bag of Meyers lemons. I could have these finished in time for supper.

TARYTERRE said...

These sound yummy. How about with orange instead? I LOVE orange.

Guillaume said...

Nice little changing season dessert.

Ina in Alaska said...

Oh they look very very good!

laurie said...

my mouth is watering just reading this, delicous!

A Seasonal Cook in Turkey said...

So is mine!!! Watering, I mean! Yum!