Total Time
2hrs 12mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 12 mins

I clipped this from a Reader's Digest about 3 years ago. It was in an advertisement for Land O Lakes butter. These cookies live up to their name. Lemony and buttery and oh so tender, they almost do melt in your mouth! Prep time includes chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large mixer bowl, combine all cookie ingredients.
  2. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Divide dough in half.
  4. Shape each half into 8x1-inch roll.
  5. Wrap in plastic food wrap.
  6. Refrigerate until firm (1 to 2 hours).
  7. Heat oven to 350.
  8. With sharp knife, cut each half into 1/4-inch slices.
  9. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  10. Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until set.
  11. (Cookies will not brown).
  12. Cool completely.
  13. In small mixer bowl, combine all frosting ingredients.
  14. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until fluffy (1 to 2 minutes).
  15. Frost cooled cookies.


Most Helpful

Perfect name for these wonderful lemony cookies! The first batch got slightly brown at the bottom and that was my own mistake...kept them in the oven longer than required. They seemed uncooked and soft so I left them a wee bit longer. But I learnt that they turn crisp after cooling down. The second lot was perfect! I'll be making them again! Thank you for posting the recipe.

Honeybeee December 15, 2002

Very good, they do melt in your mouth, nice looking little cookie. Would get great for serving at a Mother's Day tea or events of that nature. We enjoyed this different little cookie, unique with the lemon. Next time using this recipe to make coconut meltaways. Good dough for a variety of different creations. Thanx for sharing !!

Luvfood April 11, 2003

These just weren't good at all. They were so bland and tasted almost like plain flour. I won't make thse again. Maybe lemon extract would have made them more flavourful instead of just juice.

tiriola July 22, 2005

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