The Cookie Jar – Melting Moments

As I was looking for a cookie recipe to share this week I was going through our family cookbook and came across a cookie my mom use to make when I was young.  I love these cookies and they do live up to their name – they literally “melt in your mouth”.  They are easy to make and you can change it up a bit if you like and instead of using lemon juice try lime or orange!  Being the lemon fan that I am, I always use lemon!

During my recipe search I came across one from my childhood.  It was from the early 1970’s and was put out by Wisconsin Electric Power Company (I grew up in Wisconsin) and each year they came out with a new “Cooky Book”.  I remember attending my first cooking class as a teenager at the Wisconsin Electric Power Company building with my mom .  My mom did most of the cookie baking at our house each holiday season except for one cookie – and every year that was my responsibility – the “Frosted Christmas Wreaths”.   As you can see by the looks of the cookbook page (just click on it to enlarge it), this recipe was made a lot (I am also a messy cook!)   It’s been years since I actually made this cookie and if I remember correctly it makes a “crisper” sugar cookie.  Maybe I’ll have to make them again this year for “old times sake.



The Cookie Jar – Melting Moments
  • ⅔ cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3¾ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ of a lemon juiced or enough to make frosting right consistency
  • grated lemon rind
  1. Mix and then roll into balls
  2. Bake at 325 degrees for 12 minutes (edges will be slightly brown)
  1. Mix together
  2. After cookies cool frost.
Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    Leigh Anne… I love that you have that cookbook from your childhood. Just seeing the font types brings back memories from my own youth…. I’m really enjoying your blog, amazing articles and yummy recipes. Way to go girl!

  2. says

    Hi Leigh Anne! Tonight I am hosting the neighborhood cooking class, and teaching about Creative/”Beyond Chocolate Chip” Cookies. I of course HAD to use one of your recipes in the packet, and this is the one we chose. They are TOTALLY yummy! Thanks for always sharing with all of us all of your favorites.

    Do you have a list anywhere of your favorite Recipe Blog sites? I though it would be fun to share a list with the gals that are coming over tonight…


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