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lemon meltaway cookie recipe
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5 from 3 votes

Lemon Meltaway Cookies Recipe

These quick and easy Lemon Meltaway Cookies are so tender that they literally melt in your mouth.  They’re topped with a tart and creamy lemon glaze that makes them completely irresistible.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 people
Calories: 313kcal
Author: The Carefree Kitchen


  • 1 cup Butter salted, room temperature
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • 1 large Egg room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Zest about 1 large lemon
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Powder

Lemon Glaze for Cookies

  • 1 ½ cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 tablespoons Heavy Cream


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, or about 3 minutes. Slowly add the egg and lemon zest. Mix on low, scraping the bowl as needed to make sure it is all mixed.
  • Add the flour and baking powder and mix just until completely combined. Do not overmix.
  • Using spoons or a small ice cream scoop, scoop 1" balls, place them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet about 3 inches apart and then flatten them slightly with the palm of your hand.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until slightly golden on the edges. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for a couple minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once completely cool, use a spoon to drizzle the the glaze, then let the glaze set at room temperature for at least 15 minutes before storing or eating. Enjoy!

How to Make Lemon Glaze for Cookies

  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the powdered sugar, lemon juice and heavy cream. Mix until completely smooth, adding a little extra lemon juice to thin down as necessary.


Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 75mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 278IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg