Saturday, November 11, 2006

Melt in Your Mouth





For some reason these cookies make me think of Christmas. I don't know why because there is nothing "Christmas-y" about them. Maybe it's because they are a sugar cookies. They just have more of a crisp but melty texture. I decided to make them last night and take them to the press box for the last football game. I've been calling the tackles all season for the home games of my Alma Mater, Mississippi College. When the game was over, one the, this is said with all respect, "pressbox rats" (a college administrator who probably shouldn't be in there officially but we traditionally let just about anyone in there, we're only D-2) asked why I hadn't been bringing cookies all season! There were no cookies left and this makes a LOT of cookies. I think they were a success!

Melt Aways
1 cup butter I used 1/2 cup butter and 1/2 cup margarine
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1 cup sugar
1 cup oil
4 cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla (!)

Beat butter until creamy. Gradually add sugars. Add oil gradually. Beat until light yellow and fluffy. Add dry ingredients and vanilla. Chill 1 hour. Roll into 1 inch balls. Place on sheet and flatten with fork. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10-12 minutes.

9 comments:

Becky said...

these look yummy! sugar cookies make me think of the holidays too. not sure why, but i know what you mean!

gail said...

So sweet of you to take them cookies! I bet they did wish you had done it all year.

peabody said...

Meltaways are very much a Christmas cookie to me too.

Claire said...

Becky - I love them, so simple but so yummy!

Gail - I would have loved to but I just didn't have time for the other games...a little thing called school! :-)

Peabody - Glad to see I'm not alone!

Linda said...

I will have to put this recipe in the running for the holidays this year. I always bake cookies and make up gift boxes or bags for my husband's co-workers. It is alot of work, but I think some of the people look forward to it. Do you know if you can put sprinkles on top of them? My daughter picked out some very colorful chunky sugars to put on Christmas cookies this year. She will be so excited to help make them. Of course, with her being three, I don't look forward to cleaning up after her. I guess we all have to learn how to cook some time.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Oh my, you're killing me with these, Claire! They look so good, and I could go for 2 or 3 right now with a big glass of milk :)

crystal said...

Oooh, these look so good!

heather said...

oh another recipe I am going to have to try!

Claire said...

Linda - I would think you could put sprinkles on them before you baked them but I've never tried. They're very good cookies and so wintery.

Stacy - Try em!!! Yum!

Crystal - Thanks, I only make them once or so a year but may have to make them again sometime.

Heather - Oooo...I hope you do, let me know if you try!