Saturday, November 22, 2008

Meltaway Cookies

These cookies are my dad's favorite. They aren't really very sweet at all. Not many other people in my family care for them as much because they just aren't sweet enough. My dad says he doesn't need them any sweeter because he's already sweet enough. Ha! ;) They are pretty tasty little "doughballs" (which is what we have renamed them) though and super quick to make. I can have an entire batch made in about 15 minutes. It makes about 20 cookies, depending on how big you shape them.

Meltaway Cookies

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
additional powdered sugar for coating

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix butter, sugar & vanilla thoroughly.
2. Measure flour & salt into a bowl; blend into butter mixture.
3. Drop onto cookie sheet (a cookie scooper works great for these cookies!)
4. Bake for 8 minutes. While warm, dip in powdered sugar. (I usually let them cool down just for a couple minutes as they are cooler and the sugar doesn't melt as quickly)

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