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Holiday Meltaway Cookies are one of my new favourite cookies to make. You can bet, Dear Reader, that I’ll be switching out the red and green sprinkles for other colours and themes for future holidays as well. 


These cookies are so easy to make; I’m almost ashamed of myself for posting this recipe to my blog. Really!  They take very little effort and almost no ingredients.  Holiday Meltaway Cookies will no doubt be your go-to cookie as well.


Trust me, if you’re waiting until the last minute to start your Christmas baking, or if you’re looking for a great holiday-inspired cookie to bring to a potluck or to give a friend or neighbour as a gift, then you should really look no further. Holiday Meltaway Cookies to the rescue!


Last Christmas, my go-to cookie of choice was my Three Ingredient Shortbread Cookie Dough. That particular recipe was very popular last year, and I’m sure this new meltaway cookie recipe will do just as well.


And, if chocolate flavours are more your thing, be sure to check out my Traditional Newfoundland No-Bake Snowballs. These will surely score you some points with the foodies in your life!


Holiday Meltaway Cookies though, are in a league of their own. I’ve probably eaten way more of these than I should have, but I had to keep repeating the melting experience.  These are bite-sized, so you can pop the whole thing into your mouth.  And, they just dissolve; it really is worth the extra calories.  Trust me!


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Holiday Meltaway Cookies

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Lord Byron's Kitchen


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup candy sprinkles or sugar sprinkles, colour of choice


  • Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Set aside.
  • Add the flour and cornstarch to a mixing bowl and whisk to blend. Set aside.
  • Cream together the butter and the confectioner’s sugar until fluffy. Add salt and mix together.
  • Add the flour and cornstarch mixture to the butter and sugar mixture. Use your hand to knead the ingredients together. The dough will be light but will clump together.
  • Roll the dough into balls and roll the balls into the candy or sugar sprinkles. Set on a baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and transfer the cookies to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

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  1. Disappointed...followed directions exactly and cookies came out flat not in semi balls as pictured. Will probably not try making these again.
    1. Try refrigerating for 1 hour at least and then make them into balls. The recipe I have is similar -- melting moments -- here are the ingredients 1 cup cornstarch 1 ½ cups flour 1 ½ cups butter ½ cup powdered sugar 1 tsp. almond flavoring You can use vanilla flavoring -- depends on preference -- have tried both ways and using almond flavoring was definitely better. Did not use sugar sprinkles -- how you decorate is up to you -- I use this simple recipe for icing ¼ cup. butter 2 c. powdered sugar 2 tsp. almond flavoring cream together Hope these suggestions help

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