Friday, December 12, 2008

Christmas Meltaways


This is one I'm definitely adding to my plate of goodies this year! A cookie that literally melts in your mouth. I first tasted it about 3 years ago - a coworker shared it with us and it was an office favorite.

Ingredients: 

½ lb butter, creamed
¾ C. cornstarch (yes, that is correct 3/4 cup!)
1/3 C powdered sugar
1 C flour

Mix together and beat until creamy. Roll (flour on hands helps) in round teaspoons. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

Frost with:
1 tsp vanilla, 3 oz cream cheese (or substitute with butter), 1 c powdered sugar (add food coloring if desired). Dip top of cookies into frosting. Makes about 4 dozen.

You don't want to overcook these cookies - and they don't burn so pull them out as soon as the time is up. Also, I frost them when they are cool and using an icing bag might be the best trick because they are so fragile. Whenever I touch them to frost them, a few end up breaking, of course they go directly to my mouth, so I don't mind, but . . .

9 comments:

Liz said...

These look so good Daisy!! I'm going to try them this weekend for my husband's office party. Do you need a good popcorn ball recipe? That's the only holiday recipe that I have that I use every year!! I'm not much of a cook like you!!

Marian Seamons said...

Daisy OH YUM I wrote all these recipes down so I can use them. We are doing a branch cook book I will love using them in also Here is my recipe to share with you. Lately I have enjoyed making Sweet and Sour chicken bowl. I use 1 or 2 chicken breasts, cut them into bite size pieces dredge them in corn starch(this helps thicken the sauce) I brown the chicken and cook it completely like a stir fry. I add 1 whole onion cut up, 1 green pepper cut into pieces, 1/2 cup cut up celery or other vegs. Also red pepper makes it colorful. I then add 1 or maybe just 1/2 cup pineapple chunks including the juice. Then the sweet and sour 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1 TLBS honey. I like lemon juice instead of vinegar for my sour it adds a unique sour taste. Serve over rice. A meal in a bowl. Uncle Sharon and I love this for a quick afternoon lunch or for dinner.
LOVE YA! Aunt Marian

Stephanie said...

Mmm these look delicious... and easy (I love easy recipes) Im going to have to give this a try this week coming.

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Jessica Thornton said...

These are my new favorite cookies to make. They are delicious!

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Ruth Anne Adams said...

My mom's recipe for these cookies has 1 cup of butter, 3/4 c. cornstarch, 1/4 cup powdered sugar [minimal difference] and 1 cup flour.

But FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY, DO ***NOT*** use margarine. Butter is the only way to make these work.