Melt Aways

Melt Aways
June 19 00:00 2001 Print This Article
Melt Aways

Prep Time: 15 minutes – Cost: $
“Servings: 4-/2 dozen cookies – Difficulty Level: 2


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely ground pecans
  • Confectioners' sugar for dusting


  1. Beat together butter and confectioners' sugar in a medium-size bowl until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla. Beat in flour and nuts. Cover dough with plastic wrap; refrigerate until firm, 1 to 2 hours.
  2. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  3. Pinch off pieces of dough in rounded teaspoonfuls. Roll into logs. Taper ends; bend into crescents. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake in heated 325 degree F. oven 19 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
  5. Remove cookies to a wire rack. Sprinkle with a heavy layer of confectioners' sugar. Cool completely. Sprinkle again with confectioners' sugar.

    Nutritional Information: (per cookie)
    67 Calories; 1 g Protein; 5 g Fat; 6 g Carbohydrate;
    1 mg Sodium; 9 mg Cholesterol

Source: Family Circle’s “All-time Favorite Recipes”

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