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Shortbread Meltaways

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.
  • Makes
    7 dozen


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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
4 each: 125 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 89mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • charrowmom
    Aug 19, 2020

    Made these yesterday. OMG so good. Shared them with my neighbor. Followed the recipe exactly!!! Definitely a keeper!!!!!!

  • deb9962
    Dec 14, 2019

    I made these this year to add to our Christmas treats. Wow! They are amazing! They will be apart of our holiday cookies from now on

  • Gem9167
    Feb 1, 2014

    Ultimate in yummy!!

  • carrolcofer
    Sep 15, 2012

    This was a good little cookie. I made a half batch since 7 dozen cookies seemed like a lot. Used my cookie trigger scooper that measures 1.25" across & it gave me 2 dozen decent sized cookies. Didn't alter the baking time. Great texture. I'd never made cookies without eggs before & this was a real treat.

  • jmmom
    Dec 18, 2010

    We love these cookies. They melt in your mouth. They do fall apart easy but just make sure they are cooled on cookie sheet before you remove them

  • chartke553
    Nov 12, 2009

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  • JRMailhot
    Sep 18, 2009

    this shortbread cookie fell apart and was bland-I followed exact recipe but I would not make this again.

  • battcave03
    Jan 7, 2008

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  • jcraig17
    Aug 19, 2007

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