Meltaways are delicious, buttery cookies that literally melt in your mouth. Here’s a simple recipe to make them:


– 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
– 1/2 cup powdered sugar
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– Additional powdered sugar for coating


1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.

3. Stir in the vanilla extract until well combined.

4. Gradually add the flour and salt to the butter mixture, mixing until a smooth dough forms.

5. Shape the dough into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter, and place them on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.

6. Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.

7. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes.

8. While the cookies are still warm, gently roll them in powdered sugar to coat.

9. Transfer the coated cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

10. Once cooled, roll the cookies in powdered sugar again to ensure they are fully coated.

11. Store the meltaways in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

12. Enjoy these delicious melt-in-your-mouth cookies with a cup of tea or coffee!

These meltaways are perfect for any occasion, from holiday gatherings to afternoon tea parties. They’re easy to make and incredibly addictive, so be prepared to make a double batch!


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