Sunday, November 08, 2009

Best-Ever Meltaways



Best-Ever Meltaways

1 cup margarine, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour***
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar, for coating

Beat the margarine with the unsifted powdered sugar until smooth and creamy. Add both extracts and the salt and beat again. Stir together the flour and cornstarch; stir into the dough. Cover the bowl with plastic and chill for 1 hour, or until firm enough to shape.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Use ungreased baking sheets. Pinch off hunks of dough and roll into 1-inch balls. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until set; the cookies will not color. Let cool on the pans until cool enough to handle. Roll in sifted powdered sugar. Lay on wax paper to cool. Roll again in sifted powdered sugar when cool. Makes 4 dozen.

***Chocolate Meltaways.....substitute 1/4 cup cocoa for 1/4 cup of the flour.

2 comments:

mibnic said...

Your recipes look great Shirley - different to ones we have here in Australia!
Has your hat turned up yet?

mibnic said...

Ooops - I didn't realise that my son was signed in and not me!!!
The last comment was left by me....
Christina
"Rustic Tarts"