Melt Away Butter Cookies

meltaway butter cookies
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 20 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 48-60 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
46 Calories
3g Fat
4g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 48-60 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 46
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 4mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These butter cookies are flavored with almond extract and vanilla extract and sprinkled with a little sugar. Shape them into cylinders or logs or other shapes before baking.

These little cookies literally melt in your mouth, and the vanilla and almond extracts give them fabulous flavor.


  • 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)
  • Optional: 1/2 cup granulated sugar (or colored sugar)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. 

  2. Cream butter until light and fluffy; beat in salt, almond extract, and vanilla extract.

  3. Gradually blend in confectioners' sugar then sifted flour.

  4. Chill for about 1 hour, or until dough is easier to handle.

  5. Preheat oven to 400F.

  6. Shape dough into rolls about 3/4-inch in diameter, then cut into 3/4-inch lengths.

  7. 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.

  8. Bake at 400F for about 10 minutes.

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