Christmas Cookies Week 5: Holiday Meltaways

We are always looking for new cookies and these sounded so simple when I heard about them how could I not try them! I love shortbread cookies and the recipe seemed similar so I thought how could I not love them.


These were even better than I thought they would be. Lighter than air I could easily eat a dozen at a time! They truly melt away as soon as you bit into them. They have a light shortbread flavor that could easily compliment several flavors of frosting to make each batch unique! Christmas peppermint or summertime lime?

Holiday Meltaways

  • Servings: 24 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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A simple delicate cookie that looks amazing on a holiday tray!


  • 1/2 lb butter, slightly softened
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Beat all ingredients together until well blended.
  3. Roll into small balls and place about 1″ apart on baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 10-13 minutes until the edges start to brown slightly. Be CAREFUL not to over bake the cookies!
  5. Remove cookies from pan to cool. Be GENTLE! These cookies are fragile.
  6. While cookies are baking make a 1/2 batch of your favorite frosting. (See below for ours)
  7. Best to use a light touch or a piping bag to frost the cookies with as they will crumble in your hands if not careful!


  • 1 tsp vanilla or other flavoring as desired
  • 3 oz cream cheese (or substitute with butter),
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • food coloring, if desired

Dip top of cookies into frosting rather than frosting to avoid crumbling.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. frejatravels says:

    yum…. it is time to bake cookies:)

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Erika Kind says:

    Since the holiday season starts this would make a really lovely colorful dot on the tray.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! They are sweet looking on a tray.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Erika Kind says:

        I can imagine 😊


    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

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