Lemon Meltaways

lemon meltaways

I baked a lot, did I? My kids are on school holidays and they couldn't stop munching. So I baked almost everyday. 1 simple recipe a day. For cookie like this, it's gone in a day.

I used cookie cutter instead of rolling the dough to form a log, because I'm baking with them. They love cute shapes! I love the result. It's sweet, sour and a bit salty.

Lime Meltaways
source : Martha Stewart
Yield Makes about 3 dozen

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3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup confectioners' sugar
Finely grated zest of 2 limes (dita-I used 3 lemons)
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (dita-I used 6 tbsp fresh lemon juice)
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (dita-I used 2 cups)
2 tablespoons cornstarch (dita-I used 4 tbsp)
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

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1. Put butter and 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, and mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Add lime zest and juice and vanilla, and mix until fluffy.
2. Whisk together flour, cornstarch, and salt in a bowl. Add to butter mixture, and mix on low speed until just combined.
Divide dough in half. Place each half on an 8-by-12-inch sheet of parchment paper. Roll in parchment to form a log 1 1/4 inches in diameter, pressing a ruler along edge of parchment at each turn to narrow log. Refrigerate logs until cold and firm, at least 1 hour.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove parchment from logs; cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds. Space rounds 1 inch apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake cookies until barely golden, about 13 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through.

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4. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool slightly, 8 to 10 minutes. While still warm, toss cookies with remaining 2/3 cup sugar in a resealable plastic bag. Cookies can be stored in airtight containers at room temperature up to 2 weeks.

lemon meltaways

1 comment:

  1. Hi!
    I am a follower on Instagram -- what a lovely blog you have :)

    This cookies are so drool-worthy! Happy New Year to you and the family :)


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