VANILLA BUTTER MELT AWAY COOKIES

I recently made these Vanilla Butter Melt Away Cookies for a Galentines event I attended, and they were a huge hit!  They have a perfectly crunchy outside and soft, melt in your mouth center.  Plus the homemade icing gives a nice little extra touch of sweetness!  I made the icing in varying shades of pink, which I thought would be cute for our get together and also added some festive sprinkles... because who doesn’t love cute heart shaped sprinkles?!? These cookies are perfect to bring to your own Galentines or Valentine’s Day party but would also be great for a wedding shower, baby shower, or honestly .... anytime!! Whatever the occasion, these cookies are sure to be a hit!! Enjoy! 

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 2 Cups Margarine

  • 1/2 Cup sugar

  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 4 Cups flour

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

FOR THE ICING:

  • 1 1/2 Cups powdered sugar

  • 2 Tbls. butter

  • 2 Tbls. heavy cream

  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

  • Red food coloring

WHAT TO DO

DOUGH:

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or silicon baking mat

  2. Cream margarine, sugar, and salt together

  3. Add powdered sugar and vanilla, stir

  4. Slowly blend in flour

  5. Roll dough into marble size balls and place on baking sheet

  6. Make thumbprint in dough where the icing will go

  7. Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes

ICING:

  1. Mix all ingredients together with a fork until smooth and free of clumps

  2. Add food coloring until you reach desired color

  3. Once cookie have cooled completely, fill each thumbprint with icing

  4. Top with sprinkles (not necessary, but more festive!!)

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PHOTOGRAPHY| Jenny Hansen Lane