doTERRA Meltaway Cookies Recipe with Lemon, Lime, Wild Orange or Peppermint Essential Oil

Essential Oil Cookies that are perfect for parties

5 from 1 reviews

These doTERRA meltaway cookies really do melt in your mouth, and I love that the essential oils in them not only make them taste good, but they are healthy too. These are perfect to serve at doTERRA parties too.




  • 2 Cups All-purpose Flour
  • 2/3 Cup Cornstarch
  • 3/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cups Butter (3 sticks, softened)
  • 1/2 tsp Real Salt *
  • 820 Drops Lemon Essential Oil, Lime Essential Oil, Wild Orange Essential Oil, or Peppermint Essential Oil (see notes)


  • 2 1/4 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Butter (softened)
  • 2 Tbsp Half and Half
  • 420 Drops Lemon, Lime, Wild Orange or Peppermint Essential Oil (see notes)



  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch and salt *. Set aside.
  2. Cream together butter and powdered sugar until combined.
  3. Put how many drops of essential oils you want in to a 1/2 tsp measuring spoon, then fill the rest up with water. Add it to the butter mixture.
  4. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix just until combined. If it doesn’t combine, add a tiny bit of water until it does.
  5. Put a lid or plastic wrap on the bowl and put in the fridge for about an hour, until nearly firm.
  6. During the last 10 minutes of chilling, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  7. Remove from the fridge and scoop dough out 1 even Tablespoon at a time. (I used a cookie scoop, but you could use a measuring spoon. When testing, I didn’t do this the first time and my cookies got bigger every time I made them.)
  8. Shape in to a ball and put on a greased (or Silpat-lined) baking sheet. Space cookies about 2 inches apart. (They don’t spread much). Press down with the back of a measuring cup with some wax paper between the cookie and the cup so it doesn’t stick. One quick press is enough.
  9. Keep dough that won’t be baking chilled.
  10. Bake in a preheated oven until cookies are set and bottoms are lightly golden brown. In my convention oven this took 9-10 minutes. In a regular oven, it could take a few minutes longer. To check the doneness, take the pan out of the oven and gently pick one cookie up and see if it’s a slightly golden brown. If it is, it’s done. They can overcook very easily, so check every minute starting at 9 minutes.
  11. Take out of the oven and transfer to a wire rack.


  1. Cream together butter, half and half, essential oil and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. If frosting is too thick, add a little half half. Too thin, add a little powdered sugar.
  3. Frost each cookie (I just used a plastic spoon to put the frosting on the cookie and then the back of the spoon to spread it around).
  4. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature.


Note on how many drops – I experimented with several different drop amounts and different oils. The amount of oils you use will vary greatly depending on the essential oil and how strong of a flavor you want. For peppermint essential oil, 8 drops in the cookies and 4 drops in the frosting is plenty for most people. The other oils aren’t as strong, so you need quite a bit more. When I tested with 10 drops in both the cookies and the frosting of all but peppermint, it was enough to taste the different flavors, but it was a pretty subtle difference. If you want stronger flavors, you could go up to 20 drops in both the cookies and the frosting (Luckily, these oils are relatively affordable . . .).  Personally, I thought the cookies were fine with 10 drops, and then for the frosting, it’s luckily really easy to take a little taste and see if you would like more. Don’t be afraid to experiment.

Multiple flavors in one batch – This recipe is easiest if all the cookies are the same flavor. But for a small doTERRA party, you may wish to let your guests sample different flavors. This is easy to do with the frosting, because you can just put it in multiple small bowls and put a few drops of essential oils and a drop or two of food coloring in each bowl. However, it’s harder to do with the cookies themselves, because you add all the liquid and then the dry ingredients. So I would recommend you either put the water in to get it to almost the right consistency until it’s almost come together, then separate it in to multiple bowls and add the essential oils and work with it a bit until it comes to together. Or just forget the flavoring in the cookies and just flavor the frosting.

Keywords: healthy, party, melt in your mouth

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