Friday, November 12, 2010

Butter Meltaways--Week 7

Can you believe that we are over half way mark? Week 7 and we have 5 more weeks to go. I make these every year for Christmas, these are the ones that will always be on my goodie trays. They are simple and quick and delicious!

Butter Meltaways with Cream Cheese Frosting
By: Paula Deen

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup confectioners sugar

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed until fluffy.

Separate dough into 4 equal parts and roll each into a smooth log. Wrap each log in flour dusted wax paper. Chill dough for at least 6 hours. After six hours, allow dough to sit out for 15 minutes to soften.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking sheets.

Slice dough into 1/4 inch thick slices and place on prepared baking sheets. Bake 10 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks.

Frosting:
1 cup confectioner sugar
1 (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 to 1 drop food coloring

In a medium bowl, combine all frosting ingredients. Beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Pipe or dollop a small amount on top of cooled cookies.

***Here are my notes on this recipe. This recipe calls to make 8 dozen cookies. That is why you roll it into logs. I did not do this. I also did not chill my dough. Once it was mixed, I rolled it into 1 inch balls with floured hands and it worked fine. When I roll it out and cut into shapes, then I chill it, but not for 6 hours. Only until it is firm enough to roll.***

Week 7 Twelve Weeks of Christmas:

25 comments:

Lisa said...

You can't go wrong with a Paula Deen recipe, especially when it's topped with cream cheese frosting.

Barbara said...

Those look marvelous, April. Paula Deen always makes delicious sweets! Be fun to change the color too.

Bethie said...

How pretty!!!!

Cara said...

I remember my mom making these when I was little!

Lee Ann said...

So pretty! I'm having a cookie swap in a few weeks and you've just given me another cookie to add to my list! Thanks!

Megan said...

Cookies with cream cheese frosting? Yes, I'll take several, please!

Ingrid said...

I second Lisa's comment! Paula Deen knows her stuff.
~ingrid

Sue said...

These cookies are so pretty! They are appropriately named because they certainly do like like they melt in your mouth! YUM:)

Roberta said...

These look so good...they remind me of the peanut butter blossoms that I make with a chocolate kiss pressed in the middle...hmm...might have to try that. Thanks for your tips as well.

Tracy said...

These look so delicious! I love cream cheese frosting!

Erin said...

These look delicious! And how can you go wrong with something called Butter Meltaways?! OH MY!!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Simple is best!

Pattie T. said...

How cute! Gosh these look good too.

Mary said...

These look so soft and buttery! Oh my gosh, perfect!

Megan said...

Bring on the butter, I say! These look beautiful!

Pam said...

These do look really nostalgic, and I LOVE that! Thanks for sharing it!

Erinsgobragh said...

MMMMM that's awesome!

Sportsgirl said...

These look really appetizing! Love the colored center! :-)

Katrina said...

I thought I'd seen all of Paula's recipes. ;) But I haven't seen these. Butter--yum!
(I'm making a Paula Deen bundt cake right now.) Love her.

Melynda said...

Oh! I want to try these!

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Omg, these are so good and easy ,a must try!!

crustabakes said...

I am so loving the lovely pastel coloured cream cheese frosting. THese look prettiful~

Manu said...

Beautiful!!! And look delicious too! I think I'll make them with red and green frosting for Christmas!

Joy said...

That looks great. I wouldn't think of using a cream cheese as the center.

Amy Greeman said...

Hi, April,
I'm the Publicity Director at Storey Publishing and we'd like to send you a copy of our latest cake cookbook, entitled A World of Cake, for your review or to use as a holiday giveaway on your blog. Can you let me know if you'd be interested in receiving it?
Amy
amy.greeman@storey.com

Friday, November 12, 2010

Butter Meltaways--Week 7

Can you believe that we are over half way mark? Week 7 and we have 5 more weeks to go. I make these every year for Christmas, these are the ones that will always be on my goodie trays. They are simple and quick and delicious!

Butter Meltaways with Cream Cheese Frosting
By: Paula Deen

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup confectioners sugar

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed until fluffy.

Separate dough into 4 equal parts and roll each into a smooth log. Wrap each log in flour dusted wax paper. Chill dough for at least 6 hours. After six hours, allow dough to sit out for 15 minutes to soften.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking sheets.

Slice dough into 1/4 inch thick slices and place on prepared baking sheets. Bake 10 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks.

Frosting:
1 cup confectioner sugar
1 (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 to 1 drop food coloring

In a medium bowl, combine all frosting ingredients. Beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Pipe or dollop a small amount on top of cooled cookies.

***Here are my notes on this recipe. This recipe calls to make 8 dozen cookies. That is why you roll it into logs. I did not do this. I also did not chill my dough. Once it was mixed, I rolled it into 1 inch balls with floured hands and it worked fine. When I roll it out and cut into shapes, then I chill it, but not for 6 hours. Only until it is firm enough to roll.***

Week 7 Twelve Weeks of Christmas:

25 comments:

Lisa said...

You can't go wrong with a Paula Deen recipe, especially when it's topped with cream cheese frosting.

Barbara said...

Those look marvelous, April. Paula Deen always makes delicious sweets! Be fun to change the color too.

Bethie said...

How pretty!!!!

Cara said...

I remember my mom making these when I was little!

Lee Ann said...

So pretty! I'm having a cookie swap in a few weeks and you've just given me another cookie to add to my list! Thanks!

Megan said...

Cookies with cream cheese frosting? Yes, I'll take several, please!

Ingrid said...

I second Lisa's comment! Paula Deen knows her stuff.
~ingrid

Sue said...

These cookies are so pretty! They are appropriately named because they certainly do like like they melt in your mouth! YUM:)

Roberta said...

These look so good...they remind me of the peanut butter blossoms that I make with a chocolate kiss pressed in the middle...hmm...might have to try that. Thanks for your tips as well.

Tracy said...

These look so delicious! I love cream cheese frosting!

Erin said...

These look delicious! And how can you go wrong with something called Butter Meltaways?! OH MY!!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Simple is best!

Pattie T. said...

How cute! Gosh these look good too.

Mary said...

These look so soft and buttery! Oh my gosh, perfect!

Megan said...

Bring on the butter, I say! These look beautiful!

Pam said...

These do look really nostalgic, and I LOVE that! Thanks for sharing it!

Erinsgobragh said...

MMMMM that's awesome!

Sportsgirl said...

These look really appetizing! Love the colored center! :-)

Katrina said...

I thought I'd seen all of Paula's recipes. ;) But I haven't seen these. Butter--yum!
(I'm making a Paula Deen bundt cake right now.) Love her.

Melynda said...

Oh! I want to try these!

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Omg, these are so good and easy ,a must try!!

crustabakes said...

I am so loving the lovely pastel coloured cream cheese frosting. THese look prettiful~

Manu said...

Beautiful!!! And look delicious too! I think I'll make them with red and green frosting for Christmas!

Joy said...

That looks great. I wouldn't think of using a cream cheese as the center.

Amy Greeman said...

Hi, April,
I'm the Publicity Director at Storey Publishing and we'd like to send you a copy of our latest cake cookbook, entitled A World of Cake, for your review or to use as a holiday giveaway on your blog. Can you let me know if you'd be interested in receiving it?
Amy
amy.greeman@storey.com