Easy Butter Meltaways

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If you are looking for homemade cookie recipes from scratch, then you are in the right place. This Butter Meltaways recipe for a whole lot of cookies will provide you with enough snacks for many cups of tea, and great conversations and gossip with friends at the kitchen table. This soft sugar cookies recipe will also freeze well, even with the icing on the cookies. And though the icing might crack or become a bit dry, once you let the cookies thaw out, and serve them with a great hot cup of tea, they should be great for dipping. This cookie recipe is rich with butter and sugar, and then topped with a sugary icing, so one cookie makes just the right amount of pick me up on a busy day when you have a lot to do and, of course, never enough time to do it in.

This soft sugar cookies recipe is a simple and straightforward recipe for awesome, easy homemade cookies. It is the kind of butter cookie recipe that can be improved by letting it sit over night in the fridge for the flavors to comingle before you cook them. However, this practice is not often followed, and since no one ever seems to complain about the cookies anyway, you can probably skip this option and go straight to cooking them this afternoon for dinner and snacks after dinner tonight, just remember to put a few aside for yourself of course. These easy homemade cookies are made with plenty of butter and sugar, this cookie recipe will melt in your mouth, and the flavors of almond and vanilla will linger on your palette making these cookies a terrific mid day treat.

These cookies are easy enough for the kids to make, or at least for your aspiring baker to attempt the icing by him or her self. The icing is a thin glaze made with icing sugar and various extracts for flavor plus a little bit of milk. It is a nice complement to the flavoring that is used in the cookies. These cookies are fairly simple in their ingredients, but that is part of their appeal. They have the pure flavors of butter and sugar complemented by vanilla and almond. That is a wonderful blend, especially if you make them in the holiday season. Flavors such as these ones can evoke great memories and make the holidays very special. But this soft sugar cookies recipe would be great for any occasion and any time of year.

These butter cookies do not bake up dark, but remain a light and pretty cookie. So don't expect them to turn golden brown when they are baking otherwise you might over bake them. Do not cook these cookies too much; they are much better when they remain light and uncolored, rather than cooked to even the lightest golden brown. They do spread when they bake so be careful to leave enough room between the cookies when you place each one of them on the baking sheet. Also, make sure that you let them cool fully before adding icing onto them. Enjoy this cookie recipe on any day when you have time to bake. Thank you to Stephanie from the Back For Seconds food blog for this awesome recipe for homemade cookies from scratch. We can always do with another recipe for easy homemade cookies to add to our dessert recipe collection. Stephanie has a great website filled with lovely recipes. She has plenty of appetizer recipes, baking recipes, breakfast recipes, lunch recipes, healthy recipes, side dish recipes, gluten free recipes, and so much more. She also has her very own cookbook that you can purchase that features all of her best recipes in it.*

Nutrition Facts for: Easy Butter Meltaways from Back for Seconds
Ingredients: Butter, sugar, egg, butter extract, almond extract, salt, all-purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, powdered sugar,milk.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 40 servings *Per serving: Calories 103, Calories from Fat 43, Total Fat 4.8g 7%, Saturated Fat 3.0g 15%, Cholesterol 16mg 5%, Sodium 47mg 2%, Potassium 14mg 0%, Carbohydrates 14.3g 5%, Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%, Sugars 9.5g, Protein 0.9g, Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%,Iron 2%

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