Melt away in your mouth...

It is hot here in CA, HOT! Like yesterday was 102 and the weather forecast is predicting such warm temperatures for the next few days. I don't know about you but when the weather is hot, I don't like heavy foods or heavy cookies. That feeling of the heaviness just sits in my stomach and makes me feel sluggish. So when the weather is really hot, I made lemon cookies specifically meltaways, sometimes chocolate is a bit too heavy for me. Originally, these cookies are lime based but I didn't have any limes so lemons it was because I have a few in my produce drawer. If you want lime cookies, just substitute the lemon zest and juice for limes. 
You might classify these cookies are tea type of cookies, they are light and refreshing tasting. Let's make these cookies!

First, gather together your ingredients: 3/4 cup butter, room temperature, 1 cup confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons freshly squeeze lemon juice, zest of 2 lemons, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour plus 2 tablespoons, 2 tablespoons cornstarch.

In your mixing bowl, cream the butter.

Add 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar and mix these two ingredients together until light and fluffy.

Add in the lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla extract and mix all the ingredients together.

Now you add in the dry ingredients, the flour and the cornstarch.

Turn your mixer on to combine all the ingredients together until fully incorporated. 
Form all the dough into a log about 1 1/4 inch in diameter and wrap it in either parchment paper or plastic wrap. Freeze the dough for at least an hour or until the dough is firm. 
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the dough from the freezer and cut it into slices, about 1/4 inch thick.

 Place the cookies about 1 inch space apart on the baking sheet. 

Bake the cookies for 13 minutes. Once the cookies are baked, removed them from the oven and let them cool slightly. While the cookies are still warm, put the cookies in the remaining 2/3 cup of confectioners' sugar. Cover the cookies completely in confectioners' sugar then place them back on the drying rack to cool. 

Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. 


Darby Hawley said...

Oh these look awesome!!!

Betty said...

Whoa! That is hot!! And I agree...heavy cookies or desserts never sound good when it's that warm. I'm definitely making these later this summer!

Christelle said...

I've always prefered tart desserts over chocolately stuff, so this is right up my ally! They sound delicious!

Lauren said...

yum! i love lemon cookies..especially in the summer!

awhite said...

Yum! I love baking with lemon. :)

It's supposed to be hot here in KC today, too- almost 95°! Crazy considering it snowed at the beginning of this month!

Have a great Tuesday, doll!


Alexa said...

Chocolate is way too heavy when it's this hot. Actually this morning is foggy in San Diego...wondering what the rest of the day will be like!

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

We're having a bit of a cool spell but I bet these cookies would taste just as delicious!

always, koru kate

Leah said...

102 already? oh girl , not looking forward to that weather.
these sound light enough to eat though and with lemony flavor.. i'm up for them.

Jamie Sefcik || Hello Little Scout said...

Can you say yum!? These cookies look amazing. And yes, it's been scorching here! Where in California are you!? We are in South Pasadena! :)

xoxo Jamie

wHiT | Black Little Button blog said...

mmmmmm looks sooo good!

Sarah and Stewart said...

Honestly one of the things I love most about heat is that it totally takes away my appetite! Which is good for the summer and bathing suit season. ;-)

Sarah @ Life As Always

Katie H. said...

These looks delicious! How perfect for the warm weather months!

Heather said...

Yum! Lemon cookies are perfect for hot weather.

Kasey Lynne said...

we still need to plan a baking day.