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Butter Almond Meltaways

Butter Almond Meltaways are light, delicate, melt in your mouth cookies. Good luck eating just one!

Soft Almond Meltaways with Vanilla Almond Icing - these are so addicting! #meltaways #buttercookies #icedcookies

I have told you of my chocolate obsession before, it’s a very real¬† “problem”.¬† However, there are certain desserts I will make an exception for, and this is one of them. I honestly think it’s impossible to eat just one. They are light, and simple, but boy, are they ever delicious!

Soft and Light Meltaway Cookies with Vanilla Almond Icing - these are so addicting! #meltaways #buttercookies #cookies

Every time I make these, they are gobbled up fast! I watched my nieces shovel in one after another until nothing was left but a few crumbs.

People say sometimes the simple things are the best things, and that is certainly true when it comes to these cookies. They are so light and buttery with a sweet almond flavor, and they seriously melt in your mouth. Hence the name.

Meltaway Cookies - these are so addicting! #meltaways #buttercookies #cookies

When you bake these cookies you will notice the color doesn’t really change. They do not turn golden to let you know they are done. They also do not change their shape much while baking, so you want to make nice round discs out of the dough when placing them on the baking sheet. Stick to the 6-7 minute baking time to achieve a nice tender cookie. Over bake them and they will be dry and crunch. That is not what you want.

The icing on these hardens once dry, making them perfect for packing in lunches…or hiding a few in your purse for snacking while running errands ;)

Soft and Light Meltaway Cookies with Vanilla Almond Icing - these are SO GOOD! #meltaways #buttercookies #cookies

Butter Almond Meltaways

Serves 40
Butter Almond Meltaways are light, delicate, melt in your mouth cookies. The vanilla almond icing takes them up another notch! These are totally addicting!



  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon butter extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder


  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350
In a mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg, almond and butter extracts, and salt, and mix well. Add baking soda, baking powder, and half of the flour and mix on low. Add remaining flour mixing until combined.
Step 2
Roll dough into 1" balls and place them 2" apart on a parchment paper or silpat lined cookie sheet. Flatten balls into disks and bake 6-7 minutes. Do not over bake! They will stay very light in color. Let rest on cookie sheet for a few minutes after baking before transferring to a cooling rack. Let cool completely before icing.
Step 3
In a small bowl whisk together Icing ingredients until smooth and creamy. You want it to be the texture of glue - not too runny. Add more milk if necessary. Gently spoon a small amount onto each cookie. Allow icing to harden before storing in an airtight container.


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23 Responses to “Butter Almond Meltaways”

  1. I would totally gobble these up too. Sugar cookies like this are my favorite cookies of all time!

  2. Baby June says:

    Those look awesome! i love meltaways. :)

  3. Pamela says:

    OMG! These look amazing! The only problem is, which to make first.
    Thank you for sharing! Blessings! Pamela

  4. These cookies look incredibly good. I love the mix of almond and vanilla flavoring.

  5. Butter…Almonds…..Cookies! These are going to melt away in my mouth for sure!!!!

  6. I just know I will love these cookies! Stumbled and pinned :)

  7. Sam says:

    These look great, but what temp should you set your oven for?

  8. These cookies look incredible! Love the addition of the almond flavoring!

  9. OMGoodness these butter almond melaways will go great with my afternoon tea. I wish I had 1, 2 or a dozen!

  10. I’d be right there with your niece shoving cookies in my mouth! :-) They look delicious!

  11. Susan says:

    I mean honestly, the name says it all. Butter and almond in a melty cookie!

  12. Mir says:

    Do you really keep these on your purse for snacking emergencies? If so, I like the way you roll! That’s the kind of thing I’ve been known to do.
    These look great! I don’t blame your nieces for gobbling these up!

  13. ONE?! I’d be lucky if I could eat 5 of these and be able to stop! So amazing looking!

  14. Angie says:

    These cookies look so great! Perfect snacking size!

  15. christine says:

    These cookies sound simply delicious. I love the flavors!

  16. I would eat the whole batch! They look amazing!

  17. these look DIVINE. i definitely am craving one now!

  18. Evelyn says:

    These look amazing but the recipe seems to be missing the baking temperature?

  19. Looking forward to making these for myself. :-) And I’ll be adding them to my holiday cookie tray this year!!!


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