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Butter Meltaways

 Butter Meltaways
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."
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
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.