Melt-Aways Cookies

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“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” ―Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Do you need a dainty, elegant looking cookie for a bridal or baby shower?  Well, this is just the ticket.  I got this recipe from Grandma Milne.  These are soft, melt-in-your-mouth cookies with a delicious buttery flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Whip butter with an electric mixer until fluffy. Stir in the confectioners’ sugar, cornstarch, and flour. Beat on low for one minute, then on high for 3 to 4 minutes. Drop cookies by spoonfuls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Watch that the edges don’t brown too much. Cool on wire racks.

 

Another variation:

cookies

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch

glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 – 2 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. Combine the sugar and butter in a large bowl and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the vanilla and combine. Add the flour and cornstarch and mix on low speed until well combined.
  3. Cover the cookie dough and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. Shape the dough into round 1-inch balls and place a few inches apart on the cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for one minute and then remove and let them cool on a wire rack.
  5. For the glaze, combine the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla extract and enough milk for desired glazing consistency in small bowl. Drizzle or spread the glaze over cooled cookies.
  6. Enjoy and store any extras in an air-tight container.
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