Meltaways

by Laura on November 12, 2012

in Christmas, Desserts, Holidays/Christmas

These Meltaways offer a different cookie flavor that is destined to become a family favorite. It even was a Blue Ribbon winner at the local summer festival a few years back. Go ahead, try making them – they’re easy and delicious.
3/4 cups butter
1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 tsps vanilla
2 cups flour
1/4 to 1/3 cups chopped pecans
In a large mixer bowl, beat butter until softened.  Add brown sugar and beat until fluffy.  Add egg yolk and vanilla and beat well.  Add flour and beat until well mixed.  Cover and chill at least two hours or until easy to handle.

Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar.

Bake in a 350 oven for 7 to 9 minutes or til done.  Remove and cool.

Frost with Browned Butter Frosting and, if desired, sprinkle with chopped pecans, gently pressing nuts into frosting.  Makes about 42

Browned Butter Frosting:  In a saucepan, heat 1/4 cup butter over low heat until lightly browned.  Remove from heat.  Stir in 2 1/4 cups sifted confectioner’s sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla and enough milk (2 to 3 T) to make frosting spreadable.

 

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