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Butter Meltaways With Lemon Frosting

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“Super Important: Only use butter in this recipe....no margarine! That is what makes this recipe work. For the lemon dessert lovers out there. Like a lemon shortbread cookie. Prep and cook time does not include the 6 hours of chilling time! Cook time depends on the size of your oven and cookie sheets. Each cookie sheet cooks for 12 minutes.”
READY IN:
32mins
YIELD:
3 dozen
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cookies:
  2. Beat 1 cup butter at medium speed of an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add powdered sugar, beating well.
  3. Combine the flour and cornstarch; gradually add to the butter mixture, beating well. Shape the dough into 2 six-inch logs, and wrap in wax paper dusted with powdered sugar. Chill at least 6 hours.
  4. Unwrap the dough; cut each log into 18 slices, and place the slices 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Remove cookies to a wire rack, and let cool completely. Spread cool cookies with the lemon frosting.
  5. Lemon Frosting:
  6. Beat the butter at medium speed of an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add the powdered sugar, beating until blended. Add the lemon juice, beating until spreading consistency; stir in the lemon rind.

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