Meltaway cookies is a simple recipe that delivers a soft and buttery cookie, the vanilla and almond extract gives them fabulous flavor. Topped off with a sweet icing.
The texture is dreamy and there is simply not another cookie like it. This is one cookie recipe that needs to be added to your holiday baking list.
What is a meltaway cookie?
This cookie has a soft melt in your mouth texture. It’s a crazy amazing combination of butter and sugar, one bite and you’ll understand.
Tips for making meltaway cookies
- Make sure you use real butter.
- The dough will be crumbly, that's normal.
- You can work it with your hands to help it stick together.
- I recommend having some silicone baking mats or parchment paper for your baking sheets.
- A good hand mixer or stand mixer is always needed.
- Store cookies in an airtight container at room temp for 3-4 days.
- Don't press the cookies too flat.
- If the icing is too thin add more sugar.
- If you like a lot of icing you may want to double the icing recipe.
Simple to make with just a few pantry ingredients that come together in no time at all.
Looking for more cookie recipes?
- Ginger Snap Cookies
- 3-ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
- Caramel Pecan Oatmeal Cookies
- Oreo Dipped Christmas Cookies
- Avalanche Cookies
- M&M Cookie Bars
Can you freeze meltaway cookies?
Yes, you can freeze these cookies. But I recommend placing them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and flash freezing them first. Then place them in a freezable container.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- For the icing
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoon butter, softened
- 2-4 tablespoon milk
- Sprinkles (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350º F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, egg yolks, vanilla, and almond extract together
- Add powdered sugar, flour, cream of tartar, and baking soda. Beat well. The dough will appear to be crumbly. Work it with your hands until it forms a ball.
- Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place them on the baking sheet.
- Flatten each ball with your fingers or a flat glass cup. Lightly flour the bottom of the cup if it
- Bake for 10 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly brown. Allow cooling.
- To prepare the frosting, beat powdered sugar, butter, and milk together. If it is too
thick, add a little milk. If it is too thin, add a bit more powdered sugar
- When cookies are cool, frost, add sprinkles, and enjoy!
The dough will be crumbly. But will come together when you work it with your hands, and form it into balls.
Don't press the cookies too flat.
If you like a lot of frosting, you may want to double the frosting recipe.
Amount Per Serving Calories 165Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 39mgSodium 102mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 0gSugar 10gProtein 2g
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