Limoncello is a lemon flavored Italian liquor and perfect for Limoncello Meltaway Cookies. It is made from soaking lemons, rinds and sugar in a liquor such as Vodka. This beverage is fairly easy to make and can be used in recipes or served straight-up, I have tried Giada’s Limoncello Recipe which was quite good. These cookies are appropriately named because they truly do melt in your mouth and the tang of the citrus gives this treat a nice kick when you bite into them.
LIMONCELLO MELTAWAY COOKIES
1 1/2 Sticks of Butter, room temperature
1/3 Cup Confectioners Sugar
2 Tbls Lemon Zest
2 Tbls Limoncello
1 Tbls Vanilla
1 3/4 Cups Flour
2 Tbls Corn Starch
1/4 tsp Salt
2/3 Cups Confectioners Sugar
Whisk the butter and confectioners sugar until fluffy. Mix in zest, limoncello & vanilla. In a separate both whisk flour, cornstarch and salt. Add to butter mixture and blend until combined. Divide dough in half and roll into two logs about 1 1/4″ thick. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter a cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. Slice cookie logs in 1/4 inch thick rounds and space on cookie sheet 1″ apart. Bake until golden, about 12 minutes. Cool cookies slightly and while the Limoncello Meltaway Cookies are still warm toss in powdered sugar.
Have you ever had Limoncello Meltaway Cookies before?
RESOURCES & FUN PRODUCTS
Limoncello Art Print: 16″ x 18″ framed art, a perfect addition to any kitchen!
Italian Lemon Tree: Grow your own lemons to make Limoncello with this five gallon semi-dwarf tree.
Claret Bottles 750ml: Store your homemade limoncello in these bottles or give them as gifts.