Lemon Melting Moments

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Lemon Melting Moments
Lemon Melting Moments

This is what my mom would call a "cuppa tea" cookie which in short, means a cookie that really stands out for its simple perfection and is best enjoyed with a steaming cup of your favorite brew. This gorgeous little cookie is a twist on "Melting Moments" a recipe that has been in our family for decades and is one of the best shortbread type cookies you can find. The secret is potato flour which makes these cookies very, very light and they literally do melt in your mouth. All I've done here is added some very finely minced lemon zest to the dough for a fragrant citrus infusion that is absolutely delectable in this sublime little cookie.

Cream together:

1 cup butter
2/3 cup icing sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp lemon extract

Sift together

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup potato flour

Add to creamed mixture along with the finely minced

zest of one large lemon

Blend together until a soft dough is formed. Roll in one inch balls and place 2 inches apart on a parchment lined baking sheet. Flatten the balls slightly with a fork or the lightly floured bottom of a drinking glass. (Add a gumdrop to the center of each cookie for a festive touch if desired.) Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until slightly brown around the edges. These will still be quite pale when baked. Cool on a wire rack.
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December 9, 2011 at 9:19 AM

Sounds awesome - think I may use for this years cookie exchange. Apx. how many cookies does the recipe make?

December 9, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Hi Barry, The Lemon Melting Moments look delish & I definitely plan to make them.
Can you tell me how many cookies the recipe makes ...approx.?

Love your site & thanks for the fabulous recipes!!

December 9, 2011 at 8:04 PM

About 2 dozen.

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