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Melt Away Butter Cookies

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Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 10


1 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour, sift before measuring
colored or granulated sugar, if desired

Cream butter until light and fluffy; beat in salt, almond extract and vanilla extract.

Gradually blend in confectioners' sugar then

sifted flour.

Chill for about 1 hour, or until dough is easier to handle.

Preheat oven to 400°.

Shape dough into rolls about 3/4-inch in diameter, then cut in 3/4-inch lengths.

Place, ends up, on ungreased baking sheets; press lightly with the bottom of a glass covered with a damp cloth.

If desired, sprinkle cookies with colored sugar or granulated sugar.

Bake at 400° F. for about 10 minutes.

Makes about 4 to 5 dozen cookies

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Katie Marie,
I just had to tell you, my guests knocked on the door and asked me to make them more of the melt away cookies, when they leave I will give them a bag with your recipe. thanks again,Joan

Just took these out of the oven. Delicious, I will put them in a bag ,tie a ribbon on it and lay it on the pillows of my B&B guests room when I turn down there bed to night.

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