Melt Away Butter Cookies
  • Cooking 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
  1. Cream butter until light and fluffy; beat in salt, almond extract and vanilla extract.
  2. Gradually blend in confectioners' sugar then
  3. sifted flour.
  4. Chill for about 1 hour, or until dough is easier to handle.
  5. Preheat oven to 400°.
  6. Shape dough into rolls about 3/4-inch in diameter, then cut in 3/4-inch lengths.
  7. Place, ends up, on ungreased baking sheets; press lightly with the bottom of a glass covered with a damp cloth.
  8. If desired, sprinkle cookies with colored sugar or granulated sugar.
  9. Bake at 400° F. for about 10 minutes.
  10. Makes about 4 to 5 dozen cookies