Halloween Meltaway Cookies

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 40
Author: Lord Byron's Kitchen
Bright orange, sugary cookies that melt in your mouth – Halloween Meltaway Cookies are fun to make and fun to eat! You’ll never guess what ingredient makes these cookies so melt-able!
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  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups cornstarch
  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coarse sugar, I used half cup each of black and white. You can use any colour you prefer.
  • Orange food colouring, I prefer to use the gel, but you can use the drops. Just add as much as it takes to get to the orange colour you prefer.


  • 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 food colouring and mix together.
  • Add the flour and cornstarch mixture to the butter and sugar mixture. Mix ingredients together until a solid dough has formed. The dough will not be wet or sticky.
  • Use about 1 1/2 tablespoons of cookie dough; roll the dough into balls and roll the balls into the sugar. 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.