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::sweetness:: Lemon Melt-aways

This cookies started the birthday week shenanigans.  PTB wasn’t crazy about them at first, but admitted a couple days later that they were “sooooo much better after a few days.”  I think it was just that he was hoping they would be more like the Lemon Zucchini cookies.  What’s up with us and lemon cookies lately?  We are chocolate people!  I think it may be the melt-away concept though – he wan’t crazy about the time I made chocolate chip melta-ways either…Anyway…  these were quick and easy and gave me a great excuse to use my mechanical pastry “bag”.

Ingredients:
Step One

2 sticks of butter, softened to room temp
1/2 cup powdered sugar
zest from a large lemon
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Step Two
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt

In a stand mixer, beat all step one ingredients on medium-high for 5 minutes.

Reduce the speed of the mixer and slowly add in the flour and salt.

Once all combined, return the mixer to medium-high, and cream for another 5 minutes.

This is the fun part!  One two baking sheets lined with parchment paper, place your cookies about 1-2″ apart.  I used a pastry bag to form spirals about 1.5″ in diameter, giving each cookie a nice little point.

Bake in a 350 F oven for ~12 minutes until dry to the touch.  Allow to cool on the cookie sheet and EAT  🙂

Yields: ~3 Dozen Cookies

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