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Shortbread Meltaways

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Makes

7 dozen

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.
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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.

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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