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Butter Meltaways Recipe
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Butter Meltaways Recipe

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Beech Grove, Indiana field editor Sue Call suggests, "Add variety to this recipe by substituting lemon flavoring for the vanilla plus a teaspoon of lemon peel."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Additional sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 146 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 68 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, cream butter, oil and sugars. Add egg and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Chill for several hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten with a fork dipped in flour; sprinkle with sugar. Bake 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Butter Meltaways in Taste of Home August/September 1999, p67

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 146 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 68 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2015

"The name may be a little confusing. It's mainly a good butter cookie, but kind of a butter/sugar cookie combo which is very cool! Like that they're not as sugar-coated!"

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Reviewed May. 2, 2015

"Beyond yummy! I added 2 tablespoons of peanut butter (more or less, whatever you want) and bam! You've got peanut butter cookies :D"

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Reviewed Dec. 9, 2013

"I truly love a sugar cookie that is crisp and melts in your mouth! This is a result of using confectioner sugar in the recipe. Excellent cookie Gail Borczyk, Field Editr"

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Reviewed Jun. 28, 2013

"These metlaways really do melt in your mouth. They taste much like a shortbread. Very nice cookie."

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Reviewed Jun. 14, 2012

"A fantastic, simple recipe - yielding 48 cookies/24 servings. The basic flavor is easy to do - switching the xtracts and using grated lemon peel. Etc.!"

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