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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Beverly's Meltaway Cookies

 I've been wanting to share one of my favorite recipes from my Grandma, Beverly Dewey.  With Easter coming up, I thought now would be a great time!  Instead of re-blogging this recipe, I'm going to copy and paste this post from my personal blog (which is currently collecting dust).  *Please dis-regard the not so fabulous pictures etc...and if you decide to poke around on my personal blog, you are more then welcome to...it was started way before Banner Boutique was ever invented- back when I actually had time to blog about anything and everything...1 business and 3 kids ago I had a LOT of time!! ;)  Anyway- here we go:

My grandma Dewey was known for many things. One of them, her fine cooking skills. She made a certain list of dishes, and although she was not the most adventurous cook, what she did cook was perfection.

One of her signatures, meltaway cookies, made for almost every baby shower, bridal shower, and anything girly or spring-y. They are the perfect cookie for celebrating because they can be customized to fit any color palette. They are melt in your mouth goodness, and on Sunday I was missing her, so Kaitlyn and I made a batch (and quickly sent them to the neighborhood to save ourselves from death by butter).

If you need another cookie recipe, consider this...

Beverly’s Meltaway Cookies
½ lb butter
¾ cup cornstarch
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 cup flour

Beat butter, add cornstarch, flour and sugar, beat until creamy. Drop by teaspoon fulls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes; frost when cool.

Frosting:

3 oz package cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup powdered sugar
Cream cheese, add vanilla and powdered sugar, divide in half tint. Yields 40 cookies.
 (these are a little larger than I typically like mine, nonetheless, be sure to push a little divot into the tops before baking. this allows a place to put the frosting)


Enjoy!!


XO,
Lindsay Banner

23 comments:

Andrea said...

those look really delish! I wanna make some for the Easter weekend!

Caitlin said...

Wow these are tasty- but i must have made them way too big and eaten way to much dough, because I only got about 20 cookies.....

stlmom09 said...

These are wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing. I did a trial run tonight because I was thinking of serving them at the luncheon following my son's baptism next weekend. Yep, I'm doing these!

Lindsay Banner said...

Yay!! So glad you ladies like them!! and Caitlin- yes, drop them in only about .75 inch balls!! ;) Maybe I need to clarify that!! Ahh!!

Skirtitcouture.com said...

These are really delicious but I had a problem with the cookies breaking. They were so fragile. I followed the directions exactly as written. Do you have any suggestions on how to make them stronger? I broke half of them trying to ice them.

Nee Nee 07 said...

I am having the same problem with breakage..hoping they will sturdy up as they get cooler...just couldn't wait to taste them & they are falling apart!!!!

Skirtitcouture.com said...

Wondering if you're supposed to put the cookie dough in the refrigerator and let it harden some before u drop on a cookie sheet? My dough was so sticky all I could do was use two spoons to form the cookie and drop them on the cookie sheet.

Anonymous said...

I have made a batch of these twice, so easy and delicious....gone in minutes. I add a little extra powdered sugar to the icing. I will be making these with pink frosting for my daughter-in-laws baby shower.

Anonymous said...

I just attempted to make these and they flattened out in the oven. Any advice? The ones in the picture look really good!

Anonymous said...

Never mind I used a whole pound of butter! Oh boy, I thought that was a big excessive!

Becky said...

Best cookie ever.. It was just the recipe I was looking for. My local bakery make these and we all love them. I added a little vanilla to the batter, I would guess about 1/2 tsp.

Anonymous said...

are they supposed to taste really powdery?

Lindsay Banner said...

So happy ya'all like em! And yes...they are fragile but oh so yummy! :)

Anonymous said...

I just made these and didn't believe they would melt in your mouth... Boy was I wrong!!! They are delicious!! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I thought these cookies did not have the taste i was looking for. the texture was great but the taste just fell flat. (but i loved the frosting)

Anonymous said...

Double check recipe ingredients. Make sure you are adding 1/2 pound of butter.. aka 2 STICKS!

Anonymous said...

Was very excited to try this new recipe! After tasting the dough,I thought it was a little odd tasting, so I added a little extra powered sugar to try to make it sweet. Still could not tell it was any different and decided to continue with cooking them. The first pan flattened out way too much but 2nd pan did okay. My family tried them (without icing) and could taste the cornstarch over anything. Very disappointed at loss of ingredients and time! Now off to the store to get more ingredients for another recipe that I wished I would have stuck with from the get go.

Anonymous said...

Wow! These are so easy and so delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Carebear said...

Ok I tried these tonight b/c the reviews raved about the. The cookies tasted like corn starch. The icing was good. Everyone keeps saying how awesome these are but mine were really really bad and I followed the recipe exactly. May-be my taste buds are jacked up or something but I will never be making these again.

Dean said...

made these for Easter and they were awesome ! all were gone in a matter of minutes . Thanks

Anonymous said...

Is that really 3/4 CUP of cornstarch? Just checking before I try them. I usually measure cornstarch in tablespoons.

Melanie said...

Do u refrigerate cookies after icing because of the cream cheese in them?? Thx melanie

Anonymous said...



Although its been a year and a half since the last comment, I thought Id give anyone who's reading this recipe and contemplating making them an updated update. :D

I made these cookies several times..as is..no changes and they came out awesome..Melt in your mouth awesome. :D They didn't crumble, or taste "off" at all..They were perfect.

A couple times I changed the way I prepared the batter to change up the flavor a bit.

Most importantly, the recipe doesn't mention it but bringing the butter to room temperature ( not melted) before you mix the ingredients together is essential for a smooth, creamy batter.
(Just in case some didn't know that..that's what you need to do. :)

The changes I made were that I added a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract to kick up the flavor a bit and I added extra powdered sugar ( an additional 2 + tablespoons) to sweeten it a little.
( It didn't drastically change the flavor, just sweeten it a tad.)
Also, let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet after removing them from the oven for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack til cooled completely. If you dont, they will tend to
crumble.

For those who have said that the batter tastes corn starchy..it does a little when eaten plain.
If you frost them as suggested, the sweetness of the frosting balances out the starchy flavor.
You could have them plain as well, just dust with powdered sugar to off set the starch flavor.

Try this recipe..You wont be disappointed.
A+++ A definite keeper!

Thanks for sharing Lindsay