Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Lemon Melting Moments

These are soft melt in your mouth cookies and very hard to stop at just one. Nice with a hot cup of tea or a cold glass of milk.



 Lemon Melting Moments

225g Butter
50g Icing Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla
3 tsp dry Lemon Peel or zest of 4 lemons
225g Plain Flour
3 Tbl Cornflour  [Cornstarch]

Beat butter, sugar, vanilla, and peel until light and fluffy. Sift the flour and cornflour into the butter mix.
Roll into small balls and lightly press with a fork.
You can also pipe these onto the tray, but i find it a pain and too much clean up after.

Cook 175 Celsius or 350 Fahrenheit for about 12 mins, these do not need to be brown.
Let them firm up a bit before placing on a wire rack to cool.



Icing
125g Icing Sugar
1 1/2 tsp dry Lemon Peel or zest of 2 lemons
Lemon Juice

Mix in enough juice to make a soft spreadable icing but not too runny, just add more icing sugar if its too soft. Spread over cold cookies or you can sandwich them with icing in the centre.



I hope your not all sick of lemon recipes yet as i have a few more to come. 
Why so many, you might ask well i do love anything lemon but as there is so much juice, peel and seeds when you process the lemons then you also need recipes to use them up.

If you make these you will not be disappointed, the flavour is delicate yet tart. 




9 comments:

Nanna Chel said...

They do sound yummy. Unfortunately I tend not to bake too many yummy things otherwise I want to eat the lot!

magnoliasntea said...

There is nothing like a delicious cookie to cure the sweet tooth, and yours look delightful. Thank you for sharing your recipe.
And thank you for visiting my site. Have a great day!

Linda said...

Love lemon cookies with tea in the winter. Funny are certain foods are for specific time and combinations. Like this recipe; saving it for later. Have a good day! Visiting from S&Pilgrims. Linda

Erin said...

Is cornflour the same as cornstarch (white, powdery, can be used to thicken gravy)? Your US readers thank you! :)

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Nicole said...

Nanna Chel, i know what you mean, but i find if i dont see them then i usually dont eat them.

Magnoliasntea, thanks for popping in.

Linda, i know what you mean i have recipes i only make in summer and others that only come out in winter.

Erin, yes cornflour is the same as cornstarch, thanks for visiting love to hear if you make them and what you think.

JES said...

We have so many lovely lemons in the winter that I also did a series on them! I love the recipes you are sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! :) I am going to pin this to my LEMON board. Please join in our link up again this week...

Nicole said...

Hey Jes, i think everyone is getting sick of all the lemon goodness but i do still have a couple to share :o)

Tracy said...

Melting moments... Yum! I'm going to make some tomorrow but with limes.