Meltaway Cookies



1 c. butter
1/2 c. sifted confectioners sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 c. cake flour
1/4 tsp. salt
Red and Green food coloring – optional
Colored Sugar – optional


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In mixing bowl combine butter, sugar and vanilla. In a separate bowl mix together flour and salt. Add flour mixture to the butter mixture.

Optional: Separate the batter into two separate bowls, mix red food coloring in one and green in the other.  The picture at left shows the balls rolled in metallic sugars instead of the food coloring.

Roll into 1″ balls and drop onto an ungreased baking sheet. (If using colored sugars roll in the sugar before baking).

Bake for approximately 8 minutes but don’t overly brown them.

When still warm roll in additional confectioners sugar.

Yield – 2 to 3 dozen cookies