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Melt Away Butter Cookies

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These butter cookies are made with almond extract and vanilla extract and sprinkled with a little sugar.

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sift before measuring
  • colored or granulated sugar, if desired


Cream butter until light and fluffy; beat in salt, almond extract, and vanilla extract. Gradually blend in confectioners' sugar then sifted flour. Chill for about 1 hour, or until dough is easier to handle. Preheat oven to 400°. Shape dough into rolls about 3/4-inch in diameter, then cut in 3/4-inch lengths. Place, ends up, on ungreased baking sheets; press lightly with the bottom of a glass covered with a damp cloth. If desired, sprinkle cookies with colored sugar or granulated sugar. Bake at 400° for about 10 minutes.

Makes about 4 to 5 dozen cookies.

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 5 out of 5
YUMMY!, Member tessakib

I had a recipe similar to this from a box of cornstarch many years ago and lost it. They were called Melting Moments. These cookies are wonderful with a nice hot cup of tea, cocoa, or coffee. Try them, you will be hooked!

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