December 22, 2006

The Perfect Cookie

Today I share with you the perfect cookie; "Kima's Melt-a-ways". Kima was my Grandmother, and this was her most famous cookie. It was tradition in our family to go to her home on Christmas Day. She always baked a tray of melt-a-ways for us to share... they were gone BEFORE dinner! Melt-a-ways are so soft and buttery... the name says the rest. The recipe is very simple; and you probably have everything you need in your pantry. They are easy to make, and I promise you will love them.

Kima's Melt-a-way Cookies

1/3 Cup Powdered Sugar
3/4 Cup Cornstarch
1 Cup Flour
sift dry ingredients and blend with...
1 Cup Softened Salted Butter (must use real butter)

Bend until creamy. Refrigerate for one hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with a silpat mat or parchment paper. Roll dough into marbles no larger than 1". Place on cookie sheet and press down lightly with palm. Cookies will not spread much so you can place them close together on the sheet. Bake for approximately 12-14 minutes or until edges turn slightly golden. Allow to cool slightly on sheet before transferring to a rack to cool throughly.

The Frosting

Melt 2 Tablespoons Butter in a microwave safe dish. Combine with 1 Cup Powdered Sugar. Add a very small amount of milk and stir until frosting is smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too watery add more powdered sugar. Kima used to dye her frosting pink; but I like them plain and buttery looking.

Frost cooled cookies with an offset spatula. If you like you can top with sprinkles of your choice or leave plain. Let set until frosting hardens slightly. Store in a covered container for several days or freeze.

Makes approximately 30 cookies. Do not double recipe but instead make 2 separate batches.


Martha Bonneau said...

Ooooh, these look so yummy! I am going to give your grandmother's recipe a try since it sounds so easy.

Kendra Giles said...

these sound yummy - i must try them! :)

AnneMarie said...

sounds dfeicious!!! migh have to make some for Santa!

Your Husband Rick said...

Wow, is it weird that I'm posting comments on your blog twice in two weeks? I have to help you spread the word... These cookies are awesome! In fact this year's batch has to be the best. :-)

bethtrue said...

thanks for sharing the recipe - these do look easy and yummy too! are they like a sugar cookie? i love frosted sugar cookies.... 'tis the season.

anyway - thanks for sharing all your fabulous creations on your blog. Merry Christmas to you and your family!


Sarah Moore said...

Beth; somewhat different from a sugar cookie; but yummy nonetheless.