Lemon Meltaway Cookies

Makes 24 cookies

1 cup butter, salted (not margarine)
1/3 cup sugar, plus 2 TBSP
1 TBSP lemon zest (approx. 1 – 2 lemons)
1 TBSP lemon juice, fresh
2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
Icing sugar, for dusting cookies

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

-In a mixing bowl, mix sugar with lemon zest to create a lemon sugar. Add butter and beat until nice and creamy. Mix in the lemon juice. Add the flour and slowly incorporate until mixture comes together in a ball in your mixing bowl.

-Using a small ice cream scoop, place balls of cookie dough on parchment paper or silpat. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes. Cool on cooling rack.

-Put icing sugar in a small bowl, add cookies, one at a time, and roll in the icing sugar then eat ever so slowly and savor each and every bite. YUM!

NOTE: These cookies can be frozen once cooled without the icing sugar.  Thaw and roll in icing sugar.
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