If you want a cookie with a soft butter texture and just the perfect amount of sweetness, then these Christmas meltaway cookies are for you!
You’ll want to give this easy to make delicious Christmas Cookie recipe a try over the holidays. Not only are these melt-in-your-mouth soft and delicious, they look pretty on a cookie platter, and even make a nice holiday gift for teachers and coaches.
Making the batter for our Christmas meltaways is simple. Bake, then top them with a quick royal icing to give them a professionally finished look – without the effort, I promise!
If you’ve never tried Christmas Meltaway Cookies, this should be the year! You’ll have gorgeous looking, gorgeous tasting cookies in less about an hour!
What Are Meltaway Cookies?
Meltaway cookies are named for their incredibly smooth and buttery texture that melts in your mouth. They have a delicate consistency with a deliciously sweet flavor. Meltaway cookies are often decorated with frosting or royal icing, so they can quickly be customized for events and holidays.
How Do I Store Meltaway Cookies?
Meltaway cookies can be kept at room temperature for up to a week. Store them in an airtight container on the cupboard and they will stay soft and fresh. Thankfully, they certainly won’t last that long!
Can I Freeze Meltaway Cookies?
Yes, you can freeze meltaway cookies! They can be frozen after they’ve been frosted, but for best results, freeze them before covering them with royal icing. Place the cookies in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag or an airtight container with some plastic wrap pushed down around the cookies. They’ll stay fresh for 3 months.
What Can I Use Instead of Royal Icing?
If you have a container of frosting in the cupboard, you can use that instead. Scoop about half your frosting into a wide, microwave-safe bowl. Melt in 15-second increments, stirring between each.
The frosting will get smooth and become more liquid in consistency. Simply dip your cooled cookies in the frosting and allow them to dry. You can add sprinkles while the frosting is wet.
Tips for Making Christmas Meltaway Cookies
- Allow your refrigerated ingredients to come to room temperature before you begin.
- Sift your powdered sugar before using it in your batter to prevent lumps.
- Don’t try to frost these cookies before they’re cool! Your frosting will melt off the cookies.
- I think making the Christmas tree decoration is pretty easy, but if you’re not in the mood for all the fuss, just top these with sprinkles while the royal icing is wet. You can also color your royal icing any holiday color you wish with a few drops of food coloring and skip the decoration altogether!
- Butter – You can use margarine instead in equal amounts.
- Corn Syrup – You can use maple syrup instead, or honey, but the color of your icing will have a slight yellow tint. You may want to use food coloring to make your frosting a prettier shade.
More Yummy Christmas Treats You’ll Love
Around my house, we LOVE Christmas, and if you’re like us, you’re ready to bake up holiday goodies the minute Thanksgiving is over! Here’s some of our favorites for you to try: