Citrus Meltaways

How fun and cheerful are these cookies? I’m loving the bright burst of color and lemony flavor.

Citrus Meltaways via Bakers Royale


I don’t usually go for color-dyed food unless it’s natural, but today we are doing it.

By the way, my aversion to eating bright, artificially colored food has nothing to do with any “healthy choices” or lack there of. I just always feel like I’m eating paint—it’s totally a mental thing.

Citrus Meltaways | Bakers Royale

So when I do color and it’s not naturally dyed, I try to keep it light in shading. Because that makes total sense right? Gah. To make it worse, I always make a “color exception” for macarons. Now those, I love them bright and deep in color!

To grab the recipe, hit the jump here to Better Homes and Garden blog Delish Dish.

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  1. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonLiz @ Floating Kitchen says

    Just looking at these beauties makes me happy. So I know that eating them is going to make me even happier! :-)

  2. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonPhi @ The Sweetphi Blog says

    These are so fun to look at, makes me think of sunshine and happy thoughts – a definite must for summer :) Off to check out the recipe!

  3. Avatar for Naomi Robinson says

    I also usually don’t go for color-dyed food unless it’s natural, but I let things go in the summer. . because sometimes you just need that perfect yellow, blue or neon pink (my kids) that you can’t quite get from the natural stuff. and sometimes I just don’t want to spend $14 on natural food dye! 😛 love these meltaways!!

  4. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonShareba @ In Search Of Yummy-ness says

    I love how you decorated these cookies! They look amazing :)

  5. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonMary Ann Dwyer @ the beach house kitchen says

    Naomi these look so refreshing! The perfect summer cookie!

  6. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonConnie says

    I feel the same way you do about the food coloring. I really have a hard time understanding the appeal of red velvet cake. I do make it sometimes, because friends request it. Like you, I feel less food coloring is desirable if you’re going to ingest it. I use only half the amount of food coloring called for, and I feel it is plenty bright.

    With that being said, I think your citrus cookies look bright and fun for summer–and I bet the cookies would still be delicious not tinted.

  7. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonCheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says

    I almost don’t want to eat these gorgeous cookies, I’d like to just stare at them because they are totally making my heart smile. But, now my tummy is jealous of my heart… so I guess I’m going to have to make a double batch. Continuously. One to eat while I’m staring and smiling at the other. And repeat. :) I’m with you on not normally using food dye.. however, there is ALWAYS an exception and these are most definitely worth breaking All the rules!! Love these! Pinned!!

  8. Avatar for Naomi says

    Yum! I love meltaways! Too bad meltaways don’t melt pounds away because I think I’m going to have to dig out my fat pants when I dig into these!

  9. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonSarah | Broma Bakery says

    Oh these look delish! I’ve never had a meltaway, but you’re making me want to change that immediately.

  10. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonLauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet says

    These cookies make me smile. Absolutely adorable and I am sure they taste great too! Pinning!

  11. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonHala says

    Hello… something is wrong and i can’t be directed to bhg website. Can somebody help and write the recipe? thanks

  12. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonBrian says

    Thanks so much for this recipe. Made these last night for a summer concert in the park. These are so light and crisp and they melt in your mouth. Love it.

  13. Avatar for Naomi RobinsonChristine Hwang says

    Hi! The link to the citrus meltaway cookies is wrong. Can you repost the link to the recipe? Thank you so much! These look amazing!