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Shortbread Meltaways Recipe

You'll need just five everyday ingredients to stir up a batch of these bite-size cookies from Ruth Whittaker of Wayne, Pennsylvania. Although they don't cost much—a mere 4¢ they're rich and melt-in-your-mouth good.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:21 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup cornstarch

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour and cornstarch; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Drop by 1/2 teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 11-13 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 7 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 each) equals 125 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 89 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.