Lemon Melting Moments Cookies, A wonderful gentle lemon flavor with a melting sensation! Easy recipe and great for the holidays! Have you ever taken a bite of a cookie and had that 'melting' sensation in your mouth? It's certainly a wonderful feeling indeed!.

Lemon Melting Moments Cookies - A wonderful gentle lemon flavor with a melting sensation!

Here, after much trial and error, I've come up with a cookie which gives you that 'melting moment', with a hint of refreshing lemon on your taste buds, and a texture so delicate and scrumptious.

This cookie recipe is designed to have a little 'melting effect' in the oven so don't panic! It will spread a little during cooking, and that just adds to the deliciousness.

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Prep time

15 minutes

Baking time

8-10 mins

Serving size 

3 1/2 Dozen

Equipment

an UN-GREASED baking tray

Ingredients

3/4 cup or170 g butter
1/2 cup or 60 g confectioners sugar
2 Tablespoon water
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups or 190 g sifted All Purpose / plain flour

Instructions

1. Placed sieved flour and sieved confectioners’ sugar in a large mixing bowl.

2. Add butter in 1 cm pieces (distribute evenly over the flour)

3. Add water, lemon extract and vanilla extract

4. Mix together very well using hands until the ingredients form a dough. You should be able to have a ‘clean’ mixing bowl with no crumbs.

5. Cover with parchment & place in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up.

6. Fill the cookie press half full and use a template of your choice, or roll out to 1 cm thick and use a cookie cutter. Place cookies on the UN GREASED baking tray about a hand width apart.

7. Bake in preheated oven at 350F, 180C, Gas 4 for 10 minutes or until the edges just begin to slightly brown. (see photo)

Lemon Melting Moments Cookies - A wonderful gentle lemon flavor with a melting sensation!


8. Remove from the oven, cool for 5 minutes on the baking tray then transfer to cooling rack

If your cookies have joined together after taking them out the oven, use a knife or plastic cutter to separate them whilst they are hot. Once they cool, it will be messy to try and cut them.

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our lemon melting moment cookies recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

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Lemon Melting Moments Cookies - A wonderful gentle lemon flavor with a melting sensation!

Lemon Melting Moments Cookies

Yield: 3 1/2 dozen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Lemon Melting Moments Cookies – A wonderful gentle lemon flavor with a melting sensation!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup or170 g butter
  • 1/2 cup or 60 g confectioners sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups or 190 g sifted All Purpose / plain flour

Instructions

  1. Place sieved flour and sieved confectioners’ sugar in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add butter in 1 cm pieces (distribute evenly over the flour)
  3. Add water, lemon extract and vanilla extract
  4. Mix together very well using hands until the ingredients form a dough. You should be able to have a ‘clean’ mixing bowl with no crumbs.
  5. Cover with parchment & place in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up.
  6. Fill the cookie press half full and use a template of your choice, or roll out to 1 cm thick and use a cookie cutter. Place cookies on the UN GREASED baking tray about a hand width apart.
  7. Bake in preheated oven at 350F, 180C, Gas 4 for 10 minutes or until the edges just begin to slightly brown. (see photo)
  8. Remove from the oven, cool for 5 minutes on the baking tray then transfer to cooling rack
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 42 Serving Size: 42
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 52Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

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    1. Hi Debra, sorry to hear that. I hope you let it soften a bit and then tried again using the gun. It sounds like the dough went just too long n the freezer, as you know, some freezers will chill food faster than others. You just need to make sure the dough is chilled, but obviously not so cold and frozen you can’t get it through the gun.
      Hope that helps!

    1. Hi Ashley! I am not sure about using the lemon juice, simply because I thought about using it myself, but then decided against it, incase it would affect the batter mixture in consistency. (you would need lots more lemon juice to bring out the flavor than you would lemon extract). So unfortunately, I can’t say it would work, or not work! Sorry that isn’t much help but I’d rather be honest and tell you I haven’t tried it myself to be certain!
      If you do try it, please let us know so we can update the recipe with your feedback :)

      Have a super duper Christmas!

      1. I added very fine Lemon Zest to my mix (about 1.5 TBS) it gives it a much more tart taste like real lemon Juice has. Absolutely delish

  1. These look right up my alley but I don’t have a cookie gun (and we’ve retired and downsized and I don’t have room to store one). Anyway to make these without a cookie gun? Thanks

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    Rhonda Fleming Delgado

    says:

    In this recipe, should the butter be cold, room temp. or melted. Getting ready to make them & wanted to know before I made a mistake……:)

    1. Hi Rhonda, the butter should be cold and in cubes (I place mine in the freezer to make it real cold!) The dough once you’ve made it, needs to also be chilled before placing in the oven. This just helps it from spreading too much in the oven due to the high butter content. Don’t worry if they spread a little, that is normal. and be sure to have a cup of tea ready for your first cookie!

  3. I had trouble getting the cookies to release from the cookie gun, so I rolled them into small balls and then flattened them with the palm of my hand. I did add one thing. I sprinkled the tops with “true lemon”. They came out so good. My husband is a lemon anything lover, He’ll gobble these down without hesitation lol.

    1. Hi! So glad hubby loved them! You do need some real good muscles to use the cookie gun as the dough can be quite stiff, but what you did is also perfect, I used a cookie gun to get a fancy pattern! No other reason :) I like your idea of the ‘true lemon’ on the tops too!

  4. I really don’t like when people give a review and say they changed it, but I’m going to be one of those people today. BUT only because I didn’t have any lemon extract on hand and I reallllly wanted these! lol I used lemon juice out of a bottle and deleted the 2 T water and they turned out delicious! I can just imagine how delicious these would be when I actually use the recipe as written. Thanks!