Christmas Butter Meltaways

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This Butter Meltaways recipe for a whole lot of cookies will provide you with enough snacks for many cups of tea, and great conversations and gossip with friends at the kitchen table. This meltaways recipe will also freeze well, even with the icing on the cookies. And though the icing might crack or become a bit dry, once you let the cookies thaw out, and serve them with a great hot cup of tea, they should be great for dipping. This cookie recipe is rich with butter and sugar, and then topped with a sugary icing, so one cookie makes just the right amount of pick me up on a busy day when you have a lot to do and, of course, never enough time to do it in.

This meltaways recipe is simple and straightforward. It is the kind of butter cookie recipe that can be improved by letting it sit over night in the fridge for the flavors to comingle before you cook them. However, this practice is not often followed, and since no one ever seems to complain about the cookies anyway, you can probably skip this option and go straight to cooking them this afternoon for dinner and snacks after dinner tonight (just remember to put a few aside for yourself!). Made with plenty of butter and sugar, this cookie recipe will melt in your mouth, and the flavors of almond and vanilla will linger on your palette making these cookies a terrific mid day treat.

These cookies are easy enough for the kids to make, or at least for your aspiring baker to attempt the icing by him or her self. The icing is a thin glaze made with icing sugar and various extracts for flavor plus a little bit of milk. It is a nice complement to the flavoring that is used in the cookies. These cookies are fairly simple in their ingredients, but that is part of their appeal. They have the pure flavors of butter and sugar complemented by vanilla and almond. That is a wonderful blend, especially if you make them in the holiday season. Flavors such as these ones can evoke great memories and make the holidays very special.

These cookies do not bake up dark, but remain a light and pretty cookie. They do spread when they bake so be careful to leave enough room between the cookies when you place each one of them on the baking sheet. As well, do not cook these cookies too much; they are much better when they remain light and uncolored, rather than cooked to even the lightest golden brown. Enjoy this cookie recipe on any day when you have time to bake.

Nutrition Facts for: Easy Butter Meltaways from Back for Seconds
Ingredients: Butter, sugar, egg, butter extract, almond extract, salt, all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, powdered sugar,milk.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 40 servings *Per serving: Calories 103, Calories from Fat 43, Total Fat 4.8g 7%, Saturated Fat 3.0g 15%, Cholesterol 16mg 5%, Sodium 47mg 2%, Potassium 14mg 0%, Carbohydrates 14.3g 5%, Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%, Sugars 9.5g, Protein 0.9g, Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%,Iron 2%

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