Christmas Meltaways

Christmas Meltaways 2

Cornstarch and powdered sugar help to make these bite-sized cookies melt in your mouth. These tiny cookies are quick to make and not too sweet. They are a nice addition to your holiday baking.

Of course these cookies can be made any time of the year. Just use different colored nonpareils.


Christmas Meltaways

1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon Christmas nonpareils

Preheat oven to 350º.

Combine the flour, cornstarch, and salt in a small bowl. In a larger bowl, mix the butter and powdered sugar together. If your butter is soft enough, you can do this with a wooden spoon. Next, mix in the flour and cornstarch mixture. I usually lose patience with the spoon  (or mixer) and just finish mixing the dough with my hands. Knead in the nonpareils. Pinch off a small amount of dough (about a non-rounded teaspoonful) and roll into a ball. Place on a baking sheet. They are pretty small (and will only be about 1 inch in diameter when baked).


Bake the meltaways for 9 – 12 minutes (I like crunchy cookies, so I bake them for 12 minutes). Let cool completely.

Baked Christmas Meltaways

Makes about 6 dozen.


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