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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."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen

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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 146 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 68mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • Julie
    Jul 28, 2019

    nothing special.

  • knollbrookcook
    Jan 24, 2019

    These taste good. I thought the dough was a little bit too stiff so maybe should cut the flour by 2-4 tablespoons and see or maybe my butter wasn’t soft enough. I chilled it overnight. Nice plain cookie.

  • Teri
    Dec 22, 2018

    My grandchildren ate them as fast as I could make them! Great recipe!

  • laughsalot47
    Feb 28, 2016

    These cookies are so divine! I absolutely loved them and made them twice in a weeks' time. I have tried them by using the original recipe and also by adding the lemon extract and peel and both versions were excellent.

  • sazzlebury
    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!

  • wildflowerchild
    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

  • cruisingail
    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

  • Kris Countryman
    Jun 28, 2013

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

  • maritab
    Mar 29, 2013

    No comment left

  • gwashington1961
    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.!