Lemon Melt Away Cookies

A soft and tender lightly flavored lemon cookie frosted with vanilla butter cream – yum!


  • 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 whole eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice, about 3 lemons
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 drops milk


Cookie directions:

Line 4 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl, cream together butter, margarine, eggs, sugar, and lemon juice. Add cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; mix thoroughly. Add flour one cup at a time mixing well between each addition.

Drop by spoonful on prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 6 minutes, or until cookie is a light golden color. Remove from oven an allow to cool before transferring to a cooling rack.

Frost when completely cool.

Frosting directions:

In a large bowl, add softened butter and vanilla; mix thoroughly. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Use a drop or two of milk to get frosting to your desired consistency while mixing. Beat until smooth and creamy.

Serves 24

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